The Trinity College Chapel provides an extraordinary space for music at worship services, college occasions, and concerts.
Chapel music has deep roots in the life of Trinity College. The Chapel Singers is the oldest student organization on campus. “The Chapel Singers is a diverse group of students from a variety of religious and secular backgrounds who enjoy singing challenging music with friends in the Chapel’s excellent acoustics,” says John Rose, College Organist and director of Chapel Music.
Today, Chapel Music encompasses an active schedule of music for sacred services, a wide variety of concerts, and teaching programs for carillon, organ students, and singers.
“We are fortunate that the Chapel houses two magnificent pipe organs,” adds Rose. “The main Chapel organ was built by the Austin Organ Company of Hartford and contains nearly 5,000 pipes. Many of the world’s most prominent organists have performed on the organ. In addition, the Crypt Chapel has a mechanical (tracker) organ made by the renowned English pipe organ builder Nicholson & Co.”
CD’s of Chapel Singers are available for purchase by contacting Priscilla Hooper, assistant to the chaplain, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 297-2126.
To listen to excerpts from an organ recording on the Chapel organ by organist Christopher Houlihan ’09, please click here.