The Choir

The Choir at Holy Trinity consists of volunteer singers from the parish and four choral scholars.  The choral scholarships were made possible by a grant from the Diocese of Southern Ohio and are part of a broad program of support for the arts that originates in the Miami Episcopal Student Ministry.

Our choral scholars, l to r: Eve Webber (alto), Deana Williams (soprano), Christopher Toeller (tenor), and Karl Sissman (bass). 

Our choral scholars, l to r: Eve Webber (alto), Deana Williams (soprano), Christopher Toeller (tenor), and Karl Sissman (bass). 

The Choir sings regularly from September through May at all 10:30 AM Sunday services, and for special services such as the traditional Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve Eucharist, Maundy Thursday, and the Great Vigil of Easter.  Many services include music employing instrumentation with brass, string, or woodwind instruments.

In addition to music for the liturgies of the church year, the choir also occasionally sings in concert.  On Good Friday of 2012, the choir performed Gabriel Fauré's Requiem Mass in concert. Miami students formed the orchestral ensemble and served as soloists.  Several years earlier, the choir sang a Schubert Mass with orchestra as the service music for a Sunday morning Eucharist.

Commissioned Choral Works

The parish has commissioned a number of choral works from major American composers, including Gwyneth Walker, Howard Helvey and Adolphus Hailstork.