Holy Trinity Choir “Alleluia”HT Choir practicing “Alleluia”
Posted by Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Monday, March 21, 2016
The Holy Trinity Choir is a volunteer choir of adults, teens and children, led by its director on violin and accompanied by its pianist/organist. We lead the congregation in song for the 9:00 am Sunday Mass. The congregation at Holy Trinity utilizes the Breaking Bread hymnal to join voices with the choir. The choir is happy to see and hear so many in the congregation participating in the Mass in this way. As St. Augustine said, “He who sings prays twice.”
In addition to the Mass Parts (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Mystery of Faith, Great Amen, Lamb of God), we sing a Processional hymn, Children’s Liturgy hymn, Preparation hymn, Communion hymn, a hymn for those celebrating birthdays and a Recessional hymn. The hymns we sing are appropriate for the liturgical season and emphasize the readings and antiphons for the day whenever possible. We sing most hymns in 3 or 4 part harmony, singing Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass (SATB) parts. We have several choir members who are cantors for the Responsorial Psalm and the Gospel Acclamation. The choir is featured during the Prelude before Mass and Reflection piece after Communion. The instrumental Reflection before the Communion hymn features our pianist.
Besides Mass each Sunday, the Holy Trinity Choir sings for Christmas Vigil Mass, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, and most holy day Masses and penance services throughout the liturgical year.
The Holy Trinity Choir gets together to practice for 1 ½ to 2 hours each week. No audition or ability to read music or previous choir experience is required – just a desire to praise God through singing.