In 2010, the organ uderwent a substantial refurbishing and expansion under the direction of Ronald C. Bishop, Organ Consultant/Technician. The work included repairs, and the entire instrument was converted to state-of-the-art electronics, including a new combination action with 100 levels of memory, MIDI inputs, built-in record/playback system, transposer, and eight additional couplers.
You may read more about our organ's history here.
Please consult our Events calendar for a schedule of upcoming musical events.
Music and Special Events
The organ at Trinity was installed in 1960 by Casavant Frères and is one of the finer organs in the Southern Tier. It is a three-manual instrument with 38 ranks of pipes, as well as three recently added electronic ranks (16', 32', 32') in the pedal division. A versatile instrument, it adds greatly to the worship experience of the parish.
The organ was a gift of generous parish supporters, Conrad and Virginia Klee. The dedicatory recital was performed on September 26, 1960 by internationally acclaimed organist (and former parish son) M. Searle Wright.
Our organ's specifications are available here.
The Trinity Ringers
The Trinity Ringers, formerly known as the Chime Choir, play a three octave set of chimes AND a three octave set of Whitechapel handbells, recently donated to the church. The Ringers (usually) play once a month at services, as well as on major holidays and other special occasions.
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Organist/Choirmaster Timothy Smith
Tim Smith joined the Trinity Family in Fall, 2015. He's brought a creative spirit, a great talent, and a twisted sense of humor to our music program. Interested in joining our choir or handbell group? Contact Tim by email.
(Pictured at the National Cathedral, Washington DC, on one of the Trinity choir's trips there.)
On occasion, we will record special services, such as CandleChant, or other musical offerings. We make these, and other recordings available on CD or DVD for visitors to take to our home-bound members; you can find many of these recordings on Trinity Memorial's YouTube Channel or by clicking any of these icons, wherever they appear on our site, including right here:
The Trinity Choir
Trinity Memorial Church has a long tradition of excellence in worship and music. The Trinity Choir is an SATB choir comprised of singers of high school age and above and includes both volunteers and paid professionals. Its repertoire is drawn from all periods of the sacred choral literature, from chant and music of the Renaissance to contemporary music. Our emphasis is on the great tradition of Anglican church music.
Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Great music has been a staple of our parish life for generations. It enriches our worship services, and we offer Evensong and CandleChant services throughout the year for a more contemplative service.
We are pleased to to showcase not only our own Trinity Choirs but numerous artists of excellence from the Southern Tier and beyond.
During the year, we host musicians for special performances:
The Binghamton Madrigal Choir, The Binghamton University's Harpur Chorale, the Binghamton University Women's Chorus, and others as opportunities present themselves.