Trinity Cathedral has a vibrant music program which serves both our worship community and the Phoenix community at large. Quality instruments, accomplished and dedicated musicians, and an ideal acoustic environment encourage energetic congregational participation in our worship.
Erik W. Goldstrom
Dr. Goldstrom was appointed Canon Musician for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in 2009. Erik is an accomplished musician, earning his Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford and performing throughout the US, the UK, and Europe. He is an active member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and has appeared at their conferences and those sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. As an avid promoter of contemporary music, Erik has also commissioned and premiered works by notable American composers. In Canon Erik Goldstrom, the Canon Musician, we have a man with a passion for showcasing the best of the Anglican choral tradition.
TRINITY CATHEDRAL CHOIR PROGRAM
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.
The Cathedral Choir
This is a semi-professional ensemble comprising both professional staff singers and excellent volunteer musicians. The range of literature extends from the Renaissance through Contemporary periods and represents the best of the Anglican choral tradition. The Cathedral Choir is one of the premier ensembles in the greater Phoenix area. It sings at the 10:00 a.m. liturgy as well as singing the service of Solemn Choral Evensong on the last Sunday of the month at 4:00 p.m. from January through May.
The Trinity Singers
A group of fine volunteer musicians serve on occasional Sundays at the 10:00 a.m. service on the last Sunday of each month.
St. Nicholas Choir
The St. Nicholas Choir provides an opportunity for children to experience learning to sing together in a choir. The St. Nicholas Choir sings at both the 10:00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. services, on occasion.
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.
MUSIC AT TRINITY SERIES
Music at Trinity is the musical outreach of Trinity Cathedral. Our goal is to sponsor a wide range of artists and musical programs in performance to the greater Phoenix community. Artists range from internationally-recognized performers to fantastic local talent; well-established groups to newly-formed ensembles that hold great promise. Musical offerings range from organ concerts to chamber music and the Festival of Lessons and Carols. With some exceptions, these concerts are provided free of charge; we see this as our gift to community.