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Its people are seeking to grow together in the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ and are working to extend his kingdom of justice and peace.
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Holy Trinity Church
Hoghton Street
Southport

Vicar:
Revd Canon Dr. Rod Garner
Holy Trinity Vicarage
24 Roe Lane
PR9 9DX
Tel/Fax: (01704) 538560
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Music


Holy Trinity Music Blog now at http://musicfromholytrinity.blogspot.com/



Choir
Ian Wells

For many years Holy Trinity has been fortunate in being able to maintain a fine musical tradition. The choir was under the leadership of David Williams from 1971-2008. Ian Wells became Director of Music in September 2008.

Ian who served as Assistant Organist and Choral Conductor at Liverpool Cathedral from 1982-2007, is also Head of Upper School and Director of Music at Tower College, Rainhill..
He holds Fellowships from several musical institutions and performs recitals both home and abroad.




Apart from the two cathedrals in Liverpool, this is the only choir in the Diocese that regularly sings a full midweek Choral Evensong (Wednesdays during term time at 7.15pm), in addition to its Sunday duties. The high standard of the choir has meant that each year since 1965, it has sung the daily services at one of the UK's cathedrals for a week during the resident choir's summer vacation. Singing weeks have taken them to Carlisle, Chichester, Coventry, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Oxford, Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester, Lichfield, Edinburgh, Bath Abbey, York Minster, Ripon, Norwich, St Albans Abbey, Wells, Winchester, Llandaff, Peterborough, and the Queen's Chapel of St George, Windsor. The choir have also toured Holland.

The choir has also sung Choral Evensong in Liverpool Cathedral in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and taken part in the Liverpool Echo Carol Concert in Liverpool Cathedral since 2009. They sang Choral Evensong at Blackburn Cathedral in March 2011 and Leeds Minster in October 2012.

The boys' section of the all male choir is open to any boy in the town not already in a church choir and probationer training begins after the satisfactory passing of a simple voice test. The boys range in age from 7 to 14. Several former choristers have gone into the music profession including two current Cathedral Organists, a former bass of the King's Singers, and more recently the Junior Organ Scholar of Manchester Cathedral, now a successful church musician in Denmark.

As well as their duties singing liturgical music, the choir occasionally joins with the Southport Bach Choir in performances with orchestra. The boys sang the Ragazzi part in Carmina Burana in 2010, and sang in performances of Mahler's Symphony No.8 'The Symphony of a Thousand' in Liverpool Cathedral and Portugal in October 2011.

If you have a son or grandson or nephew between the ages of 7 and 11 who can sing a simple melody in tune, he may be eligible for a place. As a chorister, he would receive free musical tuition plus tremendous experience as a member of a team and have lots of fun. We also have a monthly 'pocket money' scheme (tax free!). Concentration, discipline and regular performance encourages confidence in our boys and no previous musical training is required.

The choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music.


The Chapel Choir

The Church also has a chapel choir of ladies who accompany the men and boys to sing the Eucharist Motets every Sunday and on other special occasions, such as Trinity Sunday, Christmas Midnight Mass and Easter Sunday, and occasional services and concerts. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who wished to be considered for the Chapel Choir.


Choir Recruitment
We make annual visits to local schools. Boys from age 7 are welcome to come for auditions with Mr. Wells. Please contact him on 07999 879632. Parents, grandparents, friends etc please encourage youngsters to apply for a place in the choir where they receive a first class musical education.


Concerts

Throughout the year, Trinity presents special musical events, including concerts which are part of the Trinity Arts Festival (see www.trinityartsfestival.org.uk) and the Southport Bach Choir perform up to four concerts (see www.southportbachchoir.org.uk).

There are also liturgical events such as the Advent Carol Service; a service of Lessons and Carols; a sequence of words and music for Palm Sunday or performance of Stainer's Crucifixion; Festal Evensong on Easter Day and Festival Mass to celebrate Trinity Sunday.


Trinity Arts Festival

The Organs

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A new Makin Westmorland Custom 4-74 organ was installed in October 2010. It was dedicated by the Bishop of Warrington Rt. Rev. Richard Blackburn on Sunday 7th November.

The specification can be found at http://musicfromholytrinity.blogspot.com as can the specifications of the previous Makin and pipe organ.

There is also a Makin Majestic 2-34 Organ (purchased in 2002) that is used for accompanying choir motets on a Sunday mornings and when the choir are singing in front of the choir screen. It is also used to accompany concerts by the Southport Bach Choir, and as a continuo instrument when an orchestra is used.

The specification can be found at http://musicfromholytrinity.blogspot.com