Music at Trinity

Music at Trinity United Church

NOVEMBER 2018 – Application for Music Director at Trinity United Church Bowmanville – Download PDF

Trinity United Church in Bowmanville, Ontario is inviting applications for a Music Director.

We seek a competent, flexible, innovative and energetic organist/pianist and choir director to lead our choir and congregation, encouraging and inspiring a wide range of music styles (i.e., traditional, contemporary, folk, classical, gospel, etc.).

Currently we have an enthusiastic, capable SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir and are looking to expand our music ministry with children and youth.

Our beautiful Casavant 3-manual pipe organ is in the final stages of restoration (work done by Alan T. Jackson Co., Toronto), including complete releathering and pneumatics. A grand piano and an AV (Audio-Visual) system complement our services.

This part-time job of approximately 10 hours per week includes:

• weekly choir rehearsal
• weekly worship service and special services as required
• administration of the music services budget in conjunction with the Worship Committee
• responsibility for maintaining the organ, pianos, and music library
• planning music selection with the Minister on a weekly basis
• working with the Worship Committee and Minister to create meaningful worship experiences

Salary will be commensurate with RCCO (The Royal Canadian College of Organists) guidelines.

Submit resumé electronically to Mary Ruth Moore, by Jan. 31, 2019.

We thank all applicants, but only short-listed persons will be contacted for an interview.

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.

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.


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


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’


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


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