The Trinity Chorister Program Brochure
Learn more about our chorister program for boys and girls.
The Choir Calendar lists choir practices and other information for reference by choir members, families, and staff.
The Choir of Men and Boys
The Choir of Men and Boys of Trinity Church, New Haven, is the oldest extant Choir of Men and Boys in Connecticut, and one of the oldest in the United States.
The Choir of Men and Girls
This choir, founded in 2003, welcomes by audition girls from grade four through high school. Alto, tenor, and bass professional singers are recruited from the area.
Trinity’s music staff members are exceptionally able and experienced. A full-time music director, a full-time music program manager, plus two part-time organ scholars from Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music work with all of the choirs.
Learning and Rehearsing
Boys and girls meet separately on different weekday afternoons after school hours to work on music notation, sight reading, dynamics, etc. and to prepare music for upcoming services and concerts.
Parents and Families
Family members are welcomed at the Chorister Academy. Parents have important roles to play. They are responsible for their child’s regular attendance and share in car-pooling and chaperoning during concert appearances away from the church.
While the boys and girls of the choirs spend a great deal of their time in musical pursuits, they have fun too. Every summer each choir goes to camp at Incarnation Center in Ivoryton, Connecticut.
The musical education that the choristers receive is first class. Many go on to musical careers. Others simply enjoy the fact that they are eminently well prepared to join a choir wherever life takes them. And they never forget their time at Trinity.
Auditions may be arranged with the choir director by contacting him by phone at 203-776-2616 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.