The music ministry at Ascension & Holy Trinity offers several opportunities for parishioners who would like to offer their talents to the Glory of God. Please know that all are welcome to participate, and your contribution to these ministries need not be an all-or-nothing commitment. For example, you may want to only commit to a specific season (such as Advent) or a specific service (such as Easter Sunday). You will be more than welcome to join us then.
The Chancel Choir meets on most Thursday evenings from September through May. The choir regularly provides anthems and assists in leading the music for the Sunday Service liturgies, as well as additional services such as the Advent Carol service, Christmas Eve, the Triduum, and Evensong. While the Anglican tradition greatly informs the repertoire selections, a variety of anthems from several musical eras and traditions are also represented. With the aid of the section leaders, four paid professional vocalists supported by the parish, the choir is able to continually grow musically and offer anthems of a high quality.
The Summer Choir is offered on three select Sundays from July through August. It is open to all parishioners who simply like to sing! This is a very modest affair with easy anthems (often in unison or two parts) that can be learned in just minutes. The choir rehearses prior to the scheduled 10 am service at 9:15 am. During the liturgy, choristers may be seated in the pews. After The Peace, the choir members will gather in the 'choir cave,' sing the anthem, and then return to their pew after receiving communion.
The Handbell Choir rehearses from October through May after select Sunday Services. The choir rings for 4-5 liturgies throughout the year including Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. A basic knowledge of musical notation is required, however, arrangements are often written to cater to the ringers present. The Handbell Choir is very fortunate to utilize A&HT’s three-octave set of Schulmerich Bells.
If you wish to participate in the music ministry or have any questions, please contact Sara Tobe, Minster of Music, by email [firstname.lastname@example.org] or phone [513-821-5341 ext. 204].