For more than 85 years, the Trinity College Chapel has been a landmark venue for extraordinary music making in offerings that enrich the life of the college and the wider Hartford community.

Chapel Music offers music in concerts and sacred events, sponsors collaborations with the music department, and provides a home for presentations by student ensembles and community organizations. Whether thrilling in the sounds of the pipe organ, celebrating the Christmas season at Lessons and Carols, or picnicking while the carillon rings out across the quadrangle, we hope you enjoy another year of beautiful music in and around one of Hartford’s great spaces.


Summer Music Series: Announcing 2022 Season!

The Summer Carillon Series has been a Hartford tradition since 1949, featuring national and international guest artists performing on Trinity's 49-bell Plumb Memorial Carillon. The evening begins with a chamber concert inside the historic Trinity College Chapel.


Trinity Organ Series

In person concerts return this Fall 2021, with Chelsea Chen and Christopher Houlihan performing recitals on Trinity's thrilling Austin pipe organ.



A centuries-old tradition of sung prayer that marks the end of day and arrival of evening through music, silence, candlelight, and incense. Wednesdays at 5:15, October 6, 27, and November 17, 2021


Lessons and Carols

Returning this December 12, 2021, the annual Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols marks the beginning of the holiday season for the Greater Hartford community.


The Chapel Singers

Trinity's oldest student organization, founded in 1825, the Chapel Singers perform at major college occasions, Chapel services, and present concerts.


Trinity College Gospel Choir (TCGC)

TCGC rehearses weekly and performs at various services and events, on and off campus, throughout the year. This student organization offers prayer, fellowship, and song in the contemporary gospel tradition.


Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford

ASOFH brings some of the world’s most promising young organists to Hartford to perform and compete­ on Trinity’s renowned Austin pipe organ. The festival also presents concerts, classes, and other educational opportunities at the college and throughout Hartford. The 2019 festival featured concerts with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Christopher Houlihan, college organist.


The Pipe Organs

Trinity College's Austin Organ was built in Hartford and contains 4,416 pipes. The largest are the size of trees and the smallest are the size of pencils.

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Coming to Trinity College Chapel

Acclaimed concert organist Christopher Houlihan ’09 will perform with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in a pair of concerts at the Trinity College Chapel this fall as part of the 2019 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford (ASOFH). The concerts—scheduled for Friday, September 27, at 8.00 p.m. and Sunday, September 29, at 3.00 p.m.—are the opening and closing events of the festival.


Chapel Music

Christopher Houlihan John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music