Music at Trinity

 

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.

The following is a list of musical groups within the Music Department of Trinity.

Children

Associate Director of Music, Jodi Haskins organizes our wonderful children’s music program, which teaches and develops both vocal and instrument skills. Our children’s musical groups participate in multiple services and programs throughout the year.

See below for ways your children may become involved in our CONNECT MUSIC offerings.


Connecting with God and friends through music

WeeJoice

Coming to a living room near you! Beginning in September, Mrs. Theresa will offer a weekly virtual WeeJoice for children 0-3 years. Each registrant will receive a special kit of WeeJoice instruments to use for the fall. The $10 registration fee covers the instruments to use in the sessions and a CD.
Register now for WeeJoice!

4K-5th Grade Virtual Connect Music

These virtual classes are a great opportunity for children who miss singing together, praising God, and having fun. Full of music games and activities, Ms. Jodi, Ms. Jacken, and Ms. Theresa have planned an awesome semester of costume parties, talent shows, and worship that can be enjoyed all from the safety of your living room! Children participating in these classes will have an opportunity to record music for our online worship services. Class links will be sent prior to each meeting.  

Important Information:

  • Start Date: Sept. 9
  • Wednesdays 5:00-5:30 pm
  • 4 & 5K- Ms. Theresa
  • 1st-2nd grade- Ms. Jacken
  • 3rd-5th grade- Ms. Jodi

Register now for Virtual Connect Music!

Connect Instrument Classes

We are excited to offer small group in person classes. We will be offering drumming, ukulele, handbells, orff, handchimes, creative movement. These groups will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8 and will require registration to enable us to plan and gather safely.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will be offering small groups for elementary kids for 4 week sessions. All small groups will be limited in size, spacing participants 6 feet apart, and will use masks to protect each other while we connect. We will limit our sessions to 45 minutes to further limit exposure and do our best to meet safely for the full 4 weeks. Initially, we ask that you select ONE connect group per child so we can see as many smiling eyes as possible!

Children participating in these classes will also have an opportunity to record music for our online worship services!

Teachers – Sadie Wall, Virginia Barr, Theresa Mckibben, Jacken Stubblefield, Josh Voiles, and Jodi Haskins

Register now for In-Person Connect instrument classes!

 

CONNECT Small Groups: In addition to Wednesday virtual choirs, children also have additional small group options on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To find out more, click here or contact Eleanor Christiansen at echristiansen@trinitybirmingham.com.

 

Questions about Connect Music? Contact Jodi Haskins.


Cross & Flame Youth Choir and Cross & Flame Handbell Choir

Like to sing? Like to ring? Come and join Cross and Flame Youth Choir and Handbells. We meet every Sunday afternoon to sing praise and prepare worship music together.  A major component of each choir year is the annual Choir and Handbells Tour, which has taken the group to places like Boston, Chicago, New York, and even London.  Who knows where it will take us this coming year…..Stick around to find out! All students in 6th-12th grade are eligible to participate. Click Here to Sign Up!

6th-12th grades

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.

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Sanctuary Choir

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.

William A. Gardner Handbell Choir

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.

Trinity Orchestra

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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

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 (Ladies Ensemble)

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.

Men’s Chorus

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!

Trinity Singers (Senior Adults)

The Trinity Singers is made up of Senior Adults who love to sing! Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Music Suite.

Trinity Music Staff

Josh Voiles, Director of Music Ministries, (205) 868-9705

Jodi Haskins, Associate Director of Music

Debby Holmes, Organist

Cindy St. Clair, Pianist