Having just experienced a meaningful Epiphany Evening Prayer Service at Trinity English (thanks to our dedicated Chancel Choir members), the new year will continue to unfold with some other very special musical events. In this blog, I invite you to discover more about our March event.
My colleague, Mitch Rorick, has organized a handbell festival on March 3rd, which will provide a unique opportunity for four local handbell groups to join our own bell ensembles – a chance to grow musically and to share together in fun conversation and ringing. The culmination of the day will be a free handbell concert at 4:00 p.m. featuring the groups. The concert is open to the public so I hope you can join us!
We are honored that Timothy Waugh, from West Virginia, could be the clinician for the weekend. Tim and I have served together as clinicians for five major national church music conferences, and I have witnessed firsthand the mastery of his teaching enveloped in a fun-loving personality. It only takes a little time around this guy to understand why he is in high demand for handbell festivals, domestically and abroad. Just to give you a taste of Tim’s directing style, below are two youtube links, the first where he is guest directing a group of students; the second is Tim directing his semi-professional ensemble, Charlotte Bronze, located in Charlotte, NC.
I hope you can join us on March 3rd to enjoy the efforts of the musicians and to give Tim Waugh a warm Hoosier welcome!
This September, the Trinity Ringers & Celebration Ringers of Trinity English kicked off the 2017-2018 year. In addition to weekly rehearsals and playing for worship, many of the ringers and their spouses went on a Canal Boat ride along the three rivers of Fort Wayne. Modeled after an 1840s canal boat, our "Sweet Breeze" boat and crew took us on a picturesque view of Fort Wayne.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 2. We will be hosting a festival and concert featuring area handbell choirs and internationally known handbell clinician Tim Waugh. Below is a picture from the handbell festival the choirs attended this past spring.
Welcome, and thanks for visiting the Music Blog of Trinity English. Although folks see us working on a Sunday morning, we occasionally bump into someone who is curious about what goes on within the music ministry throughout the week. So we are excited to utilize this opportunity to give one a glimpse of we are up to.
There are currently 10 choral and instrumental ensembles that meet on a regular basis. It’s a real blessing (and sometimes, adventure) to be able to work with participants that range in age from 5 to “senior status.” Furthermore, the musical training/experience of participants ranges from significant to non-existent. Regardless, there are a lot of dedicated, cool people who offer what time and talent they have – and the result is pretty amazing!
Expect to see features or updates on those ensembles (either in public settings or behind the scenes), check out special events and trips offered through the music ministry, and ponder with us how – through worship, music, and the arts – God is working in and through us.
Director of Music