Worship & Music

Music Ministry

Parish Choir
Membership in the Parish Choir is open to all youth and adults in the congregation who are interested in singing and leading the congregational song. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. While the ability to read music is helpful, the main requirement for membership is a desire to serve God and the Church and a willingness to faithfully attend rehearsals and services.
During the program year (after Labor Day until the Sunday preceding Memorial Day), the choir sings weekly at the 10:45 a.m.  liturgocal service, Evangelical Worship.  Chanted psalms, anthems, and hymns for each Sunday, along with liturgical service settings are a regular part of the music covered each week in rehearsal.
The choir presents music covering a wide range of styles from the classical period to present day cross-cultural pieces, dedicated to reaching high standards of choral excellence.
Praise Worship Team
The Praise Worship Musicians are a group of singers and an ensemble of various instrumentalists who lead the music weekly at the Praise Worship service in  Fellowship Hall. This team also consults with the pastor in planning this service.
Praise Worship is our contemporary weekly liturgy held during he Summer months at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Membership is open to people of all ages. Rehearsals are held primarily on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. or at the discretion of the director. Instruments used include piano, electric keyboard, acoustic and electric guitars, string bass, flute, saxophone, drums, and brass.
Joyful Noise Children's Choir
Trinity Ringers
Facilities & Instruments
The congregation has over six hundred baptized members and their voices, our most precious musical instruments, raise in worship to God.
Trinity owns two electric keyboards, conga drums, and other percussion instruments that are used in our Praise Worship (Contemporary) service. The Praise Worship Musicians also use their personal musical instruments including: electric and acoustic guitars, string bass, flute, saxophone, drums, and others.

Red Benchoff tunes in the upper chambers of the left organ chest.

The four manual, fifty-eight rank pipe organ was designed and constructed especially for Trinity by the Schantz Organ Company in Orrville, Ohio, and was installed in the fall of 1996. The organ has 3,265 pipes. The organ features a movable console and both slider and pallet wind chest construction. The pipes are located behind beautiful European style case work and pipe facades in the front of the church.

Our choir rehearsal room on the second floor of the education wing easily seats sixty or more persons. The room has a Steinway grand piano, tiered seating, and a sound system. There is also a Steinway grand in the Fellowship Hall and a Weber grand in the nave.

A beautiful set of Ludwig, Dresden Model, copper timpani (two drums) are used on festival Sundays and special occasions.

A three-octave set of Malmark handbells and a three-octave set of Malmark hand-chimes are frequently used in worship.

The west tower of the Church houses a sixteen note Deagen tubular bell carillon instrument which was installed in 1925 and rebuilt in 1997. The instrument is playable from the organ console or a keyboard in the lower tower. Also in the west tower are two bronze cast bells which are rung as the congregation gathers for worship.

The Music Library located in the office of the Minister of Music contains over one thousand anthems and other sacred vocal and instrumental compositions.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) of Hagerstown, Maryland