Music at Trinity

Music at Trinity United Church

Senior Choir

The senior choir has a rich history of providing music as a ministry at Trinity United Church as long as the church has been in existence. They are a very talented, hard working group of individuals that pride themselves on producing music of a fine quality. This 25 member group leads weekly services in hymnody, as well as performing anthems of a variety of styles. The senior choir also performs in concerts and other music services throughout the church year.

Rehearsals are in the sanctuary on Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining this ensemble, please speak to the music director, Mr. Carmine Lappano.


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Mr. Carmine Lappano joined Trinity United Church as Music Director and Organist in September 2013. He has had extensive experience playing and singing in churches over the last 20 years. Carmine has held Music Director positions at Guildwood Presbyterian Church and St. Nicholas Anglican Church, both in Scarborough. He has worked with many important choral musicians and organists, such as Eleanor Daley, Lydia Adams, and John Tuttle. Carmine works for the Toronto District School Board, teaching instrumental and vocal music in a Junior High School. Carmine and his wife Michelle are blessed with three lovely children, Joseph, Samuel and Leah.


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Examples of Music at Trinity United Church

Audio of Congregation & Choir accompanied by Pianist, Mr. Carmine Lappano
A New Blessing | From Sunday, March 27, 2016 – Easter Sunday Communion Worship


A New Blessing
Choral Benediction for Conclusion of Worship

Music by Carmine Lappano, Words by Jennifer Broomhead (c) 2015

May God’s blessing be upon us,  free us to be a blessing to others.
May the light of God’s love shine from us as a flame.
We have gathered as God’s people, let us go forth in God’s name.
Amen, Amen.


Trinity United Church Choir and Music Director & Organist Mr. Carmine Lappano
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (arr. Healey Willan) | From Sunday, November 22, 2015, Reign of Christ Sunday Worship


Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
From the Liturgy of St. James

Let all mortal flesh keep silence | And with fear and trembling stand
Ponder nothing earthly minded | For with blessing in His hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth | Comes our homage to demand

King of kings, yet born of Mary | As of old on earth He stood
Lord of lords, in human vesture | In the body and the blood
He will give to all the faithful | His own self for heavenly food

Rank on rank the host of heaven | Spreads its vanguard on the way
As the Light of light descendeth | From the realms of endless day
That the powers of hell may vanish | As the darkness clears away

At His feet the six winged seraph | Cherubim with sleepless eye
Veil their faces to the presence | As with ceaseless voice they cry
Alleluia, Alleluia | Alleluia, Lord Most High


Audio of Trinity United Church Organ played by Music Director Mr. Carmine Lappano

Audio of Pipe Organ | Liebster Jesu wir sind hier (Dearest Jesus, We Are Here) (Johann Sebastian Bach)


Audio of Pipe Organ | Soliloquy (Healey Willan)


Audio of Pipe Organ | Trumpet Tune (Henry Purcell)


Trinity United Church Organ

Trinity is host to a very fine pipe organ. This current organ was made by Casavant Freres company, in 1957, replacing the Franklin Legge organ which was installed 30 years prior.  This Casavant is a three manual, electro-pneumatic console, with nearly 2000 pipes.

We are extremely lucky to have an instrument of this size and quality, which inspires us every Sunday morning to lift our voices in hymnody. Moreover, the organ is used to accompany the choir while singing anthems, as well as providing music before and after each service.


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Be an Organ Donor!

Have a heart and make a donation to restore Trinity’s beautiful organ. Donations of $25, $100, $500, $1,000 or $4,000 can be made by completing the pledge form at the back of the church and writing a cheque to Trinity United Church. Please write Organ Fund on the memo line.


Specifications for the 1957 (Op. 2406) Casavant Freres 3 Manual Pipe Organ

Swell

Swell Sub, Swell Super, Tremulant, Plein Jesu III, Principal 2’, Prinzipal 4’, Traverse Flute 4’, Trumpet 8’, Oboe 8’, Stopped Diapason 8’, Viol D’Amour 8’, Celeste 8’, Bourdon 16’

Great

Great Super, Mixture iv, Twelfth 2 2/3, Fifteenth 2’, Principal 4’, Open Diapason 8’, Gemshorn 8’, Tibia 8’, Chimes

Choir

Choir Sub, Choir Super, Tremulant, Tierce 1 3/5, Quintflote 1 1/3, Nazard 2 2/3, Prinzipal 2’, Harmonic Flute 4’, Clarinet 8’, Dulciana 8’, Gedackt 8’

Pedal

Choral Bass, Trumpet 8’, Stopped Flute 8’, Cello 8’, Trombone 16’, Bourdon 16’, Contrabass 16’

Couplers

Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Choir to Pedal, Great Super to Pedal, Swell Super to Pedal, Choir Super to Pedal, Swell Sub to Great, Swell to Great, Swell Super to Great, Choir Sub to Great, Choir to Great, Choir Super to Great, Swell Sub to Great, Swell to Choir, Swell Super to Choir