Whether formal or informal, music is a vital part of worship and fellowship at Trinity Cathedral. Sunday services highlight the legacy of hymns sung over generations while including newer hymns and a variety of musical styles. Throughout the liturgical year, our congregation has explored themes of music to enhance a Sunday worship such as “Jazz Sunday”, “Celtic Sunday”, “Blue Sunday” and other times when special instrumentalists are added such as a brass choir on Pentecost and Trinity Sundays.
Trinity Cathedral is a member of the Royal School of Church Music in America and embraces their standards of excellence and unity with other Episcopal/Anglican Churches in the United States, Canada, and the U.K. Members of our Cathedral Choir have sung with the National American RSCM Choir for special events at Westminster Abbey, U.K., St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Washington National Cathedral, and Grace Cathedral In San Francisco to mention a few. Congregational singing is an important focus of the music ministry at Trinity Cathedral. It is our philosophy that all members of the congregation are singers in the choir…we just sit in different places during worship. When we sing together in worship, our thoughts, prayers, and energy are amplified into a more powerful vehicle of worship.
We are also host to a variety of musical events and activities through the year. Concerts are held in the Great Hall or in the Sanctuary for Handel’s “Messiah” sing in, Chamber Music Quad Cities, The Deanery School of Music, Trinity’s Lenten Organ Series, and Opera Quad Cities.