Music is an important part of Trinity’s community. There are many opportunities for musicians to share their talents. From singing during services to the numerous concerts and recitals offered throughout the year, music is one of the many things which helps to shape how we live and worship together. One thing we are particularly proud to share in this area is our Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. While it is primarily used to accompany singing during worship, recitals are also periodically offered by Aram Basmadjian, Trinity’s Artist-in-Residence and Director of Music, and by other area organists. Originally installed in the mid-1950s, the instrument has recently undergone extensive restoration and repair work, to include replacing the electrical wiring and restoring the console. You can read more about the instrument, including a stop list, on the organ page.
The parish currently supports a traditional SATB choir and a handbell choir. Participation is open to all interested persons. For more information about rehearsal schedules and how you can contribute to this ministry, please contact Aram Basmadjian at 610-867-4741, x306.
The Parish Choir sings at the 10:30 service year-round, as well as for a number of special services at Christmas and Easter. It is comprised almost entirely of volunteer musicians. Its main role is to lead congregational singing, though it frequently offers anthems during the Offertory and distribution of communion. The choir is open to anyone who would like to participate. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings in the choir room during the academic year.
The Trinity Bells were established in 2011. This group of ringers usually meets on Tuesday morning from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Beginning with a group of people who had no experience ringing, this choir has grown to nine members. It is a fun group of people who work very hard with each other to play as well as possible. With the addition of a three-octave set of Malmark choirchimes along with our three-octave set of Malmark handbells, Trinity Bells has grown into a very fine handbell choir.
The Trinity Concert Series brings in musicians of every stripe throughout the academic year. In addition to two organ recitals by the Artist-in-Residence, the series also features performances by individuals and groups spanning the musical spectrum. In 2014-15, the series included the early music ensemble Somnambula, the Allentown Band, and the Gospel Choir of St. Thomas’ Church in Philadelphia.