The results are in! Thank you to everyone who offered your voice to our music survey concerning the 9 a.m. service this Fall. The majority of respondents voted for option one:
We continue to explore other musical offerings as we have done this summer at the 9 a.m. service, but in the nave instead. Traditional hymnody, Taize, and other sources have been offered in a variety of styles by volunteer musicians, Dr. Brafford, and one paid coordinator. Music in The Episcopal Church is significantly broader than what some folks think and this arrangement allows us to explore the full breadth of that tradition.
We are committed to this arrangement through December. After the Annual Giving Campaign this Fall, we will reassess what we will be able to offer moving forward. Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to discover what the future will look like for Holy Trinity both as we learn to live within our means and as we explore what it looks like to offer a variety of worship experiences to engage as many different people as possible.
The full Sunday schedule returns on September 12. Remember that the 8 a.m. liturgy in the chapel will be quiet, with no music. The 11:15 a.m. will have our full volunteer choir, eight paid section leaders, Dr. Ben Brafford, and our assistant organist every week. The Hodie String Quartet will add to the musical offerings at 11:15 a.m. once each month. Additional musicians will be engaged for special events throughout the year.
Music, whatever the type, will continue to be central to our life of praise and worship, to the glory of God.
Pax et bonum,