The Music Department of Trinity United Methodist Church enables musicians of all types and ages to express their faith through God’s gift of music. We provide many diverse and excellent ways of praising God and strive to do so with excellence. Our Music Ministry staff welcomes all those interested in sharing in the gift of music in worship.
We are pleased to announce the opening of Trinity Music Academy! Whether you are a 6th grade beginner or an adult, private lessons are a great way to take your music skills to the next level. Our teachers are highly qualified and share a love of teaching and music. Lessons meet once a week on Mondays or Tuesdays and currently there are openings for 6th grade students and older. Our faculty can teach everything from the most basic skills and understanding to the most advanced concepts. We welcome students of all ability levels and no previous experience is required. We offer lessons in the areas of voice, piano, strings and wind instruments.
The Cross & Flame Youth Choir is one of the most exciting musical organizations at Trinity UMC. In 2005, the choir sang the National Anthem for the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox. In 2006, the choir sang the National Anthem for an Atlanta Braves game! They have traveled to many great cities including New York, Boston, and London, UK. This choir is open to youth who are in 6th through 12th grade and sings one to two times each month in worship. The choir sings a mix of contemporary and traditional church music. Cross & Flame Handbells rehearses Sunday afternoons at 4:15pm in the Handbell Room, and the Cross & Flame Youth Choir rehearses Sunday afternoons at 5:00pm in the Music Suite located directly below the narthex of the main sanctuary.
The Sanctuary Choir is the main adult choir for Trinityʼs music program. They sing for the 8:30 and 11:00am worship services regularly. The choir alternates between 8:30 and 11:00am and once a month will sing for both worship services. The choir sings traditional as well as contemporary anthems. During Advent and Lent, the Sanctuary Choir prepares special music programs appropriate for the church year. Membership is open to all who have an interest in singing great church music and who have the desire to serve Christ to the best of their musical abilities. The Sanctuary Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:00pm.
The WAGHC is one of the finest handbell choirs in the state of Alabama. Jodi Haskins, our Associate Music Director, is the organizer and director. The WAGHC plays regularly in worship at Trinity and rehearses on Sundays at 6:00pm in the Handbell Room. They also attend regional American Guild of English Handbell Festivals. This choir is open to membership through auditions when positions become available.
The Trinity Orchestra is made up traditional orchestral instrumentalists who play in worship about once per month. The orchestra provides hymn accompaniment as well as accompaniment for the Sanctuary Choir. The Trinity Orchestra also plays stand-alone selections. The orchestra is designed for advanced musicians, and membership is by audition
Praise Alliance is a select group of singers whose primary focus is to provide a wide variety of choral music for traditional worship. PA rehearses on Wednesday evening from 8:00-8:30pm. Membership is by audition.
Seeds of Faith is a ladies vocal ensemble. Seeds of Faith rehearses on Sundays at 9:45am and sings monthly in worship at 8:30 or 11:00am.
The Men’s Chorus meets on the second Sunday of each month to sing for the 8:45 service. The group meets at 7:00am for breakfast in the dining room, followed by rehearsal. All men of the church are welcome to join this group!
The Trinity Singers is made up of Senior Adults who love to sing! Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Music Suite.
Josh Voiles, Director of Music Ministries, (205) 868-9705
Jodi Haskins, Associate Director of Music
Debby Holmes, Organist
Cindy St. Clair, Pianist