The Choir at Holy Trinity consists of volunteer singers from the parish and four choral scholars. 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. In March 2019, the choir gave a concert of Latin American Music. In both cases, Miami students and faculty 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.
Our CHORAL SCHOLARS
This year we are again joined by four Choral Scholars. The choral scholarships are 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.
Mayu Uchiyama has been rcognized nationally and internationally for her shimmery timbre and engaging stage presence. Her debuting roles include Madame Hertz from Mozart’s Impresario (Miami Opera Theatre), Laurentia from John Duke’s Captain Lovelock (VOXnorthwest), Genevra from Handel’s Ariodante (Summer Music in Tuscany), Cis and Miss Wordsworth (cover) from Albert Herring (Miami Music Festival), and the flirtatious Musetta from Puccini’s La Boheme (University of Redlands). She has had the opportunity of working with notable composer Libby Larsen, Robert Kyr, as well as Pink Martini, the Von Trapp Family Singers, and symphonies from Portland and Eugene, Oregon, Seattle, Relands California, and New York. Six years of cello gave way to a a focus on voice.
After a solo stint in “Alice and Wonderland,” she volunteered to sing at area nursing homes to overcome stage fright; and now relishes the spotlight. Mayuk currently pursues her graduate degree at Miami University. She looks forward to collaborating with Holy Trinity as a Choral Scholar this year.
Kathryn Ullery is a freshman Music Education major at Miami University. She is a Mezzo-Soprano and has participated in Xavier University's High School honor choir, Collegium Cincinnati's Summer Sing Masterwork choir, and competed in voice competitions such as OMEA, NFMC, The Overture Awards, The Clifton Music Club competition and others. She has also attended the Schmidt Vocal Institute and the Baldwin Wallace Voice and Opera Intensive. She is very excited to be a part of the Holy Trinity Choir.
Marco Colant, a tenor from Akron, OH, is a senior Music Education major with a minor in Musical Theatre. He has performed with Miami Opera Theatre in The Medium, Mozart’s The Impresario, and the past two Grand Nights directed by Ben Smolder. Marco has been a member of the Miami University Men’s Glee Club, Collegiate Chorale, and is currently in the Chamber Singers. Furthermore, he enjoys performing musical theatre through the student-run group Stage Left on campus, as well as with groups in the Cincinnati area. Marco is excited to join the choir and community of Holy Trinity!
Nathaniel Wilkens is a baritone at Miami University where he studies voice with Dr. Alison Acord. He has performed the roles of Bob in Menotti’s The Old Maid and The Thief, Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte (with La Musica Lirica), and Mr. Gobineau in The Medium. This coming year, he will be performing The Count in The Marriage of Figaro with the Miami University Opera Theater. He has performed as the baritone soloist in Fauré’s Requiem, Ariel Ramirez’s Missa Criolla, and Schubert’s Mass in G as well as a soloist in Grand Night: A Swingin’ Holiday and Grand Night: Love Letters to Ella Fitzgerald. This past summer, Nate participated in the AIMS program in Graz, Austria where he sang with the lieder and the operetta programs. He has placed for the last two years at the Ohio NATS competition and was a finalist in the S. Livingston Mather's competition in Cleveland where he had the opportunity to sing for Sherrill Milnes.