November 12, 2023 | 2:30 PM
Stephen Buzard is a brilliant concert performer and a leader in American church music. Currently Director of Music at St. James Cathedral in Chicago, he performs across the United States and internationally and is a winner of several competitions. Prior to his work in Chicago, Stephen served as Acting Director of Music and organist at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City.
September 24, 2023 I 2:30 PM
Daryl Robinson has earned international acclaim from critics and audiences alike being described as an artist with . . .”a driving muscular poetry underpinned by nimble technique and nuanced sense of style. . .” (Choir and Organ) and possessing “. . . flawless technique and rhythmic verve. . .” (The American Organist).
August 12, 2023 I 9:00 AM
Organist, Benjamin Kolodziej will play through all 635 hymns in the Lutheran Service Book live from Trinity Downtown on Saturday, August 12 starting at 9:00 a.m.
Playing on Trinity’s 50-rank Holtkamp/Reuter organ, Kolodziej will play a creative introduction and one stanza of each hymn with this endeavor ending about 7:00 p.m. that evening. The church will be open for anyone to drop in and listen live or you may listen throughout the day as we live stream this marathon on Trinity’s YouTube channel and on our website.
The hymnal, containing a treasury of the Church’s songs, deserves to be explored and sung that its hymns might edify, comfort, encourage, and provide the Word of God to all, and this event serves to draw attention to our heritage of sacred song.
Benjamin Kolodziej is the organist/choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Dallas and is the organist for the Perkins Chapel at Southern Methodist University. Kolodziej recently published a book, Joyful Singing: A Story of Lutheran Sacred Music in Texas.