O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

We are excited for the 2018-2019 Concert Series and what a lineup we have for you! We will welcome four new names this year: the world famous men’s ensemble, Cantus; two of the finest harpists in the country, Principally Harps; and our local, multitalented West Shore Symphony Orchestra – who will present a children’s program on a Saturday morning, then a fabulous masterworks concert with the Harrisburg Choral Society the following day. Also, we are thrilled to welcome one of the greatest young organists in the world today, Chelsea Chen, who, along with our Trinity Concert Choir and orchestra, will present a thrilling program of great works by French composers.

Returning to our Series will be the incredible talent of saxophonist, Ashu. People are still talking about his appearance here five years ago and his stunning playing. The Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra and Junior Strings, and the Harrisburg Singers – who will present an All-American concert entitled, “America Sings” – round out this year’s fabulous series.

This is an ambitious season, but one that will be incredibly rewarding. All concerts are free unless specifically noted otherwise, and are designed to edify and enrich all listeners, bringing a greater awareness of God’s love through His gift of music. Concerts are not funded by the general budget of the church, but by the generosity of our Concert Series Patrons, whose names appear in every program.

Click here to learn how you can become a Concert Series Patron. Free-will offerings also help defray expenses.

Click here to view or print the 2018-2019 Concert Series brochure.

Ashu
Internationally regarded saxophonist
Sunday, September 30 at 3:00 pm

Ashu has established an extraordinary ability to communicate with audiences through his charismatic and moving performance style. While his virtuosity continues to thrill listeners, his artistry reaches far beyond this: demonstrating a unique personality and musical voice. Solo performances have taken him throughout Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Portugal, West Indies, and the USA; with upcoming concerts in Australia, New Zealand, and the Baltic. With a warm and engaging personality, Ashu has been featured on NBC, CBS, and NPR, and is making his second appearance on the Trinity Concert Series. “Just as much fun to watch as he is to listen to” (Dallas Morning News) “Riveting, Brilliant, Pizzazz to Burn!” (National Public Radio) Free Admission. 

Principally Harps!
Two of America’s finest harpists
Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 pm

“True artistry in tandem” and “poetry in motion” are what audiences are saying to describe the playing styles of duo harpists, Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman. “Principally Harps!” blends the talents and experiences of two of America’s finest harpists in presentations of virtuosity, distinct style and impeccable ensemble.
Their programs include stunning adaptations of great “hits” from opera, ballet and orchestral repertoire, “Le Cid,” “Swan Lake” to beloved favorites, “Clair de Lune,” “Blue Danube,” from original works of iconic harpist Carlos Salzedo to popular works of Joplin, Bacharach and Gershwin. Free Admission. 

Messiah Sing-A-Long
Harrisburg Choral Society, orchestra & soloists
Dr. Jason Vodicka, conductor

Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 pm

Come and listen or sing along to Handel’s monumental work which will include all of Part I (Christmas portion) and selections from Parts II and III. Trinity Concert Series Patrons receive up to 4 free tickets. Non-patrons pay regular ticket prices.  

Christmas With Cantus
“Lessons and Carols for Our Time”
Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 pm

As one of the nation’s few full-time vocal ensembles, the men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming
and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to the “spontaneous grace” of its music making. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process.

In the 1880s, Edward White Benson, the future Archbishop of Canterbury, organized the original Lessons and Carols service for the purpose of keeping men out of pubs on Christmas Eve. This innovative new vehicle for meditation and thought quickly became a model embraced worldwide. Our Christmas with Cantus presents a modern take on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, reimagined for our world today. Join us as we both honor the age-old traditions and establish news ones for the next generation. Free admission, but a $10 per person donation is suggested

Christmas at Trinity
Choirs, bells and orchestra
H. Timothy Koch, Conductor
Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 pm

The Trinity Concert Choir and Orchestra will showcase Randol Alan Bass’ beautiful Christmas work, A Symphony of Carols. Other seasonal music will be featured from our Cherub, Junior, Matins, and Bell Choirs, along with FaithX. Free admission. Early seating is advised.

Harrisburg Youth Symphony and Junior Strings
Gregory Woodbridge and Krista Kriel, Conductors
Monday, February 4 at 7:30 pm

Come and enjoy the next generation of fine musicians!

Free admission

West Shore Symphony Orchestra
Children’s Concert
Saturday, February 9 at 9:30 am

Family’s first introduction to the orchestra.

A free program for our youngest listeners, ages 3-7 (siblings and grown-ups welcome!)

West Shore Symphony Orchestra &
Harrisburg Choral Society
Jennifer Sacher Wily, music director and conductor
Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 pm

“Ye wander gladly in light, through goodly mansions, dwellers in Spiritland” . . .These are the opening words to The Song of Destiny by Johannes Brahms. The West Shore Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the Harrisburg Choral Society to examine the notion of wandering: composers and performers who travel, the struggle of the mind & spirit, space exploration, and an homage to the music of Romani people. This program will also feature viola soloist Ofir Tomer, a native of Carlisle.

Trinity Concert Series Patrons receive up to 4 free tickets. Non-patrons pay regular ticket prices.

French Masters
Trinity Concert Choir and Orchestra
H. Timothy Koch, conductor
Chelsea Chen, organist
Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 pm

Join the Trinity Concert Choir and Orchestra as we present some of the greatest works by French composers:
Durufle’: Requiem
Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Orchestra and Timpani
Vierne: Kyrie Eleison
And other great works…
Joining us will be organist Chelsea Chen. Chelsea is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur” and has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Free admission

The Harrisburg Singers Present…
AMERICA SINGS!
Susan Solomon Beckley, director
H. Timothy Koch, accompanist
Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm

The Harrisburg Singers invite you to help us celebrate American music in all its varied genres. The performance includes selections stretching from the time of the Shakers through American folk, to hymns, spirituals, patriotic songs, and music from the Broadway stage, including a selection from the mega-hit, “Hamilton!”

Trinity Concert Series Patrons receive up to 4 free tickets. Non-patrons pay regular ticket prices.