For over 90 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 sacred events as well as concerts, 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.

Ongoing Events

image
Announcing the 2022-23 season

Trinity Organ Series

Lunchtime recitals on Thursdays and Friday evening performances celebrate the 50th anniversary of Trinity’s landmark Austin pipe organ, dedicated in 1972 and built by Hartford’s own Austin Organs, Inc.

image
Fall 2022

Evensong

Sung by The Chapel Singers, Evensong is a centuries-old tradition of sung prayer that marks the end of day and arrival of evening. All are welcome for this moment of restful contemplation at the close of day.

image
The Annual Christmas Festival of

Lessons and Carols

Trinity’s Lessons and Carols marks the beginning of the holiday season for the Greater Hartford community.

image
Join us for a picnic

Summer Music Series

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.

image

Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford

In residence at Trinity College since 2016, ASOFH presents one of North America’s top three performance competitions for young organists. The festival also presents concerts, classes, and other educational opportunities at the college and throughout Hartford.

Opportunities for Students

image

The Chapel Singers

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

image

Trinity College Gospel Choir (TCGC)

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

image

Studying organ music at Trinity

Trinity has a long history of educating well-rounded organists at all levels. Learn more about opportunities for student organists at Trinity College.

GET IN TOUCH

Chapel Music

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