CHOIRS

 

 

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Trinity Cathedral Choir at the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, August 2012

 

CHILDREN & YOUTH

Trinity Cathedral honors the role of the church in training young people for musical leadership. We strive to provide vibrant, substantial, and fun musical programs for all children who show an interest and who can commit to our weekly schedule. Our choral programs promote leadership, teamwork, and self-discipline while teaching musical skills that last a lifetime.  In addition to singing weekly for Sunday services, the choirs regularly sing for concerts, tours and recordings. In the past six years they have sung at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi; Canterbury and Gloucester Cathedrals in England; the American Cathedral in Paris; Washington Cathedral; Trinity Church, New Haven, Connecticut; St. Philip’s Cathedral, Atlanta; and Grace Church, Charleston For more information, see the Chorister Handbook, or contact Jessica Gibbons in the music office at 771-7300.

 

 

The Trinity Youth Chorus - is open to all children in grades 3 and higher who enjoy music and singing.  This choir rehearses once a week and participates as scheduled at Sunday liturgies.  Each rehearsal takes place in a fun atmosphere that requires a smaller time commitment than the accelerated Cathedral Choirs.  Although the Trinity Youth Chorus (TYC) may occasionally be scheduled to sing at a concert, members of the TYC do not participate in the curriculum of the Accelerated Chorister Training program, and do not normally tour with the Cathedral Choirs. 

 

Rehearsals
Tuesdays  4:15-5:15

 

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The Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys - is an accelerated choir for boy trebles in grades 3-8 who are drawn from all over Columbia and South Carolina.  They are supported by a team of professional men and former choristers, and adhere to a unique schedule of rehearsals and responsibilities as outlined in the Chorister Handbook.  In addition, accelerated boy choristers participate in special services, tours, recordings, and retreats.  Auditions are required.
Enrollment limit: 20 boys and 12 men.

Rehearsals:
Mondays: Junior and Senior Boys 4:30-6:15

Wednesdays  Novice Boys 5:00-6:00
                             Junior & Senior Boys 5:30-6:40
Thursdays: Novice Boys  4:00-5:00
Sundays services as scheduled

 

 

The Cathedral Choir of Girls - is an accelerated choir for girl trebles in grades 6-12 who are drawn from all over Columbia (rising 5th grade girls may be admitted in special circumstances).  They are supported by a team of professional adult singers from the greater Columbia area who do not "double" the treble line but rather sing the alto, tenor, and bass parts.  This choir adheres to a unique schedule of rehearsals and responsibilities as outlined in the Chorister Handbook.  In addition, accelerated girl choristers participate in special services, tours, recordings, and retreats.  Auditions are required.
Enrollment limit: 24 girls and 12 adults.


Rehearsals

Tuesdays:  Novice Girls  5:30-6:30

                  Junior & Senior Girls  6:00-7:50
Wednesdays:  
Junior & Senior Girls 6:45-7:55
Thursdays:  Novice Girls  4:00-5:00
Sundays services as scheduled

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ADULTS

 

This choir of 36 adult members holds a reputation as one of the finest church choirs in the Southeast, and it sings a varied repertoire encompassing more than eight-hundred years of music. The Cathedral Choir leads the music for the Sunday services in rotation with the Choirs of Men & Boys and Men & Girls, and sings for special events on a regular basis. The choir has toured England six times since 1990, most recently in July 2009 at Canterbury Cathedral.  In addition, Trinity Cathedral Choir was in residence at Gloucester Cathedral in 2006, Washington National Cathedral in 2004 and 2008, and sang at St. Thomas Church in New York City in 2005.  Auditions are required. 

Rehearsals
Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sunday services as scheduled

 
Listen to the Trinity Cathedral Choirs

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Let all the World in Every Corner Sing  -R. Vaughan Williams

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