Trinity Cathedral has a vibrant Music program which serves both our worshipping community and the Phoenix community at large. Quality instruments, accomplished and dedicated musicians, and an ideal acoustic environment encourages energetic congregational participation in our worship. The music program supports and encourages our liturgy while offering a rich variety of outside musical events through our Music at Trinity Series.
The Cathedral houses two fine instruments: a four-manual, 71-rank Schantz pipe organ installed in the choir, and a hand-crafted, nine-foot, Bösendorfer concert grand from Vienna, Austria. Both instruments are in high demand by performers from across the country.
The choir program consists of three talented and diverse ensembles: The Cathedral Choir, Trinity Singers, and the St. Nicholas Choir (youth choir), all under the direction of the Canon Musician. The choirs of Trinity Cathedral are liturgical ensembles, singing for one or more of the weekly liturgies. For more information on any of these choirs, please see the “Choirs” description below.
The Cathedral Organ
The Cathedral Organ was installed by the Schantz Organ Company of Orreville, OH, in 2004 and replaced a smaller instrument that was destroyed by fire in 2002. The current organ comprises 71 ranks playable on four manuals and pedal, and at a little over 4,100 pipes, is one of the largest organs in the Desert Southwest. Built in the American Classic style, the organ has several notable features including three high pressure reeds in the Solo Division, a French Horn stop, four 32ʼ stops in the pedal organ, and an en chamade in the rear gallery. The Cathedralʼs excellent acoustics aid the organʼs projection into the room.
The Cathedral organ is in high demand both as a performing and teaching instrument. Several organ concerts are offered throughout the year and the instrument is regularly used by students in the organ department of Arizona State University, both for teaching and recital programs
Cathedral Stoplist here.