music at trinity

Music Notes




Caroling, caroling now we go, Christmas bells are ringing, 

Caroling, caroling through the snow (well, we can always hope!)
Christmas bells are ringing, Joyous voices sweet and clear, 

Sing the sad of heart to cheer, Ding, dong, ding, dong, 

Christmas bells are ringing!


December 17.  Please sign up on the list in the narthex, or email me (dulcianne@icloud.com).  Meet at the church at 4.  Children needed.  If you've never been with us, the delight on our house-bound folk's faces when there are children with us, will bring much joy to your heart!



Meet out new organist: Jiyoon Jeong

Jiyoon Jeong was born in Seoul, South Korea. She completed her bachelor’s degree in piano at Sookmyung Women’s University in 2008. She earned her Master’s degree from Yonsei University in 2012.


She received an abundance of prizes and awards in her native Korea, including First Prizes at the 10th Seoul National Competition, the National Students Music Competition and the Music Education Magazine Piano Competition. She won First Prize at the Sookmyung Women’s University of Music Piano Concerto Competition and the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra Competition allowing her to perform with the Sookmyung Women’s University Orchestra and Seoul National Symphony Orchestra.

Jiyoon Jeong has a teaching certificate and extensive teaching experience. She learned Suzuki Piano Pedagogy and earned a Talent and Aptitude of Music Education Teacher Certificate. Also, she worked at Erum Music Institute for 4 years.


She is very talented as an accompanist, and accompanies Hanuri Opera Company, Laluce Choir, Glee Male Choir, Singing Teachers Choir, and Fine Art Ensemble.

Jiyoon Jeong is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas under Adam Wodnicki and is a teaching assistant for the UNT Opera.

Welcome, Jiyoon!  And also welcome her husband, Hyeonu Heo, who has joined the bass section of the choir!

 

Looking forward:  In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Trinity, St Andrew Presbyterian, First Presbyterian and Christ the Servant Lutheran will present a Celebrate Reformation Hymn Festival on Sunday afternoon, October 29 at St. Andrew Presbyterian at 3:30. We will sing hymns from both the Reformed tradition and the Lutheran tradition, with a hymn from a "non-conformist" English poet, Isaac Watts, thrown in for good measure.  Readings from Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, etc., will round out the celebration.  An offering will be taken to support Our Daily Bread.



The sanctuary choir

The sanctuary choir sings each week for Sunday worship as well as for other special services throughout the year. The group presents at least one major work each year along with Lessons & Carols for Christmas.


The choir sings a variety of repertoire including classical, traditional worship music, spirituals, contemporary praise music, and international music.  The choir is sensitive to the denominational decision to use inclusive language whenever possible. 


Students from the universities join the choir each year on choir scholarship from the church. Instrumentalists often join the choir as accompanists for anthems as well as perform solos as well. 


A background in music is not a requirement to become a member of the sanctuary choir. Individuals with a desire to serve God and who are willing to make a commitment to the success of the group are welcome and encouraged to visit a choir rehearsal. 


The Sanctuary Choir meets Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Contact Lenora McCroskey, Director of Music, for more information at (940) 566-7043, dulcianne@me.com or by calling the church office, (940) 382-8815.

Grace notes handbell choir


Affectionately called “The Ding-a-lings,” the bell choir meets weekly on Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. The group plays regularly for services as a solo group and as an accompanying group for the various choirs, hymns and other service music.


Reading music is not a requirement for membership, but a solid commitment to the group is necessary for a satisfying musical experience for all. There is no age limit for membership. Young and not-so-young participate enthusiastically.


Led by Lenora McCroskey, the group uses a three-octave set of Schulmerich handbells. For more information, contact Lenora McCroskey, or the church office, 940-382-8815.



TRINITY SPECIAL SERIES


The Trinity Special Series was begun in the spring of 2007 to serve the larger Denton community and share the music programs of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Check our calendar frequently for announcements of Special Series events.


Past concerts have included solo vocal and instrumental recitals by Dianne Randolph, Richard Bourne, Robert Beeks, Eric Smith, Ann Barnett, Clinton Bray, Lurline DuPree, Konstatyn Travinsky, and Helen Dewey Reikofski. Ensemble concerts have included Brazzablaze, World Beat Drumming Ensemble, Cantate Youth Choir from Sun Creek United Methodist Church in Allen, and Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Ringers. The Sanctuary Choir has also presented Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Hear My Prayer, the Fauré Requiem, John Stainer's Crucifixion, and four cantatas, Esther, Cancion de San Jose, The Morningstar of Wittenberg, The Promised Land: A Story of the Trail of Tears by members Lanelle Blanton and Marvin Williams, solo recitals by Dianne Randolph, soprano; Michael Alonzo, tenor; Kristen Duabin, soprano.