Trinity has a long history of offering top-notch music events to the community. Overseen by Trinity’s Director of Music, along with Trinity’s Music Commission, the final event in our Music Series is our Festival of Lessons and Carols.
The 39th Annual Candlelight Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Sun, Dec 6 at 4:30pm (Childcare 3-6pm)
Our focus this year is to simplify the music and engage the listeners! Whether you are singing from the choir or from the pews, our intentions as we sing will be heartfelt and aim to move you to a place of reflection, hope, and gratitude. We hope you realize the true meaning of Advent, think more intently about the Words read from the Bible, and rejoice in the birth of Jesus.
The Festival Choir and Choristers will be accompanied on the organ and piano by Erik Eickhoff, Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Hartford and Booking Director for Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists in Hartford. Mr. Eickhoff has served Lutheran, United Methodist, Episcopal, and Presbyterian churches in Minnesota, New York City, and Connecticut. Most recently he served as Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford. In August 2009 the Cathedral Choir, under Canon Kevin Jones, traveled to Ely and St. Paul’s Cathedrals, where Erik served as service organist. He studied organ with Charles Luedtke, John Ferguson, and Thomas Murray.
Dan Moskey, and other members of the Contemporary Worship Team will also accompany the Festival Choir on the keyboard and other instruments.
Please join us for a Cookie and Punch Reception in the Parish Hall after the service.