Music and the Arts

OUR MUSIC PROGRAM:

Our worship experience is enhanced by the professional quality of our dedicated musicians.  Dr. John French, Choirmaster/Organist, has provided leadership at the Church for over 25 years. Our choir consists of professional and volunteer musicians who sing at the 11:00 AM service most Sundays.  To inquire about joining the choir as a volunteer, contact Dr. French by email.

OUR ORGAN & OUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

The Church of the Holy Trinity has two organs – one in the front of the church (called the chancel organ) and one in the rear balcony of the church (called the gallery organ).  In October 2017 the Church received a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation of Philadelphia to replace the gallery organ with a superior instrument, the Moeller Opus 8128.  This organ was originally housed at First Baptist Church on 18th and Sansom.  When the church was sold to Liberti church, the organ was removed and sold to the Historic Organ Trust in 2014.  The Möller Opus 8128 was a prominent fixture in the Philadelphia organ world. It is an instrument of renowned musical quality and singular significance in the history of this city.  We hope to welcome this organ into our church in 2019.

OUR CARILLON (Bells)

The Church of the Holy Trinity’s tower houses the oldest manually operated carillon in North America.  Tours of the bell tower can be arranged by calling the office – 215-567-1267.

Have a listen!

 

CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE (Wednesdays at 12:30 pm)

Each Wednesday the church hosts concerts during the lunch hour that feature performances by a wide range of Philadelphia artists. A free-will offering is taken to offset the cost of these concerts.  Once a month during the academic year, the concerts feature students from the world-famous Curtis Institute of Music, located directly across Rittenhouse Square. Click here for calendar.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

In the spring of each year we often host local and touring college choirs as part of our support of choral music.  As the only venue on the Square, our space, which seats nearly 1000 people, is in high demand for musical performances. We have also hosted art shows and dance and theatre performances.  Click here for information on renting our space.