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Trinity Concert Series

The Trinity Concert Series sponsors Sunday afternoon events for the enjoyment of our congregation and community. Many of these concerts feature noteable organists from around the country who perform on Trinity’s recently renovated 50-rank Holtkamp/Reuter pipe organ. Thanks to our wonderful donors and contributors, these concerts are free and open to the public although a free-will offering is appreciated.
For more information, please contact or call 713.224.0684 if you have any questions regarding the upcoming events.
Carillon Concert

October 6, 2019 I 12 PM

Enjoy sausage on a stick and ice cream as you listen to a collection of hymns, compositions for the carillon and classic pieces.

Trinity’s carillons are one of the only three traditional bell towers in Houston. Originally a gift from the Monke family, over the years Trinity has dedicated, added additional bells and refurbished older ones to maintain their history and beautiful sound. Trinity’s current Carillonneur, Carla Barrows has served as organist and choir accompanist at Trinity Lutheran Church since 2001 and Carillonneur since 2011. The theme for the concert is “Give Thanks to the Lord!” and will include a collection of Thanksgiving hymns, compositions for the carillon, and classic pieces. It will also include the Festive Postlude on “Ein ‘feste Burg” by John R. Knox which was commissioned to celebrate Trinity’s 125th anniversary.

Silent Movie Shorts

October 20, 2019 I 2:30 PM

Organ concert featuring Todd Wilson playing Silent Movie Shorts plus a recital featuring seasonal favorites.

Regarded across America and around the world as one of today’s finest concert organists, Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music, and is also Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio and Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall (home of The Cleveland Orchestra).

Mr. Wilson received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied organ with Wayne Fisher.  Further coaching in organ repertoire was with Russell Saunders at The Eastman School of Music.  He has won numerous competitions, including the Grand Prix de Chartres (France) and the Ft. Wayne Competition.  An active member of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Wilson holds the Fellow and Choirmaster certificates.  He has been a featured performer at numerous conventions of the American Guild of Organists, including the 1996 Centennial National Convention of the Guild in New York City, the 2008 National Convention of the Guild in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and at the 2012 Convention of the Guild in Nashville where he performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Todd Wilson has been heard in concert in many major cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including concerts at Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK), Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center, and Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee.  In June of 2003 he dedicated the organ in the new 21,000-seat Mormon Conference Center in Salt Lake City, in October 2004 he performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra on the first orchestra subscription series concert featuring the new organ at Disney Hall in Los Angeles, and in January 2005 he performed his Japan debut recital in Tokyo.  He has appeared as a solo recitalist for Austrian Radio in Vienna as well as in concert with the Slovakian Radio Symphony.  Past orchestral appearances include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, members of the Atlanta Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, the Naples (FL) Philharmonic, the Calgary Philharmonic, City of London Sinfonia, the Canton Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony, the Ft. Worth Symphony, and the Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

A sought-after adjudicator, Todd Wilson has been a jury member for numerous national and international playing competitions.  An active interest in improvisation has led to his popular improvised accompaniments to classic silent films.

The Brass Project

October 27, 2019 I 2:30 PM

The Brass Project in a concert featuring New York-based brass sextet consisting of “six superb Curtis Institute brass players” (Philadelphia Inquirer) one of whom is Trinity’s own Oliver Barrett, son of John and Janice Barrett.

The Brass Project was founded in 2016 at the Curtis Institute of Music with a mission to expand the repertoire for chamber brass, record and distribute new works, and engage with diverse styles and audiences. This ensemble is a unique group of graduates from renowned institutions such as The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, as well as former members of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, Finnish Radio Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, and La Orquesta Filarmonica de Sonora. Over the years the Brass Project has commissioned 35 new compositions by established and early career composers as well as recorded, produced and distributed 13 of these works on their debut album, Cityscaping. The Brass Project has traveled to and performed at an array of venues in and around New York City, including the Morris Museum, National Sawdust, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, St. Marks Church, and the Shalin Liu Performance Center. With its newly appointed composer, Saad Haddad, the Bras Project is eager to explore music written beyond Eurocentric traditions and to embark on a mutually stimulating foray with Mr. Haddad as he composes new major work for brass sextet.