Music and Choir

Rejoice through song.

Trinity Church has a long-standing tradition of excellent music and is currently enjoying significant growth in this ministry thanks to strong musical leadership. Trinity’s 30th Rector, The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards, is a strong advocate for music, often repeating St. Augustine’s words, “He who sings prays twice.” Our music program presents great music in the Anglican tradition while exploring works of contemporary composers such as Arvo Pärt, John Tavener and John Rutter.

And, for all of you history buffs, the church has been home to some historically important musicians, most notably the “American Pachelbel,” Charles Theodore Pachelbel (1690-1750), son of Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), and William Selby (1738-1798).

Newport Community Youth Choir


Know a young person who likes to sing? Sign him or her up for The Newport Community Youth Choir!

A program of Trinity Church intended for any young person who loves to sing, The Newport Community Youth Choir (NCYC) rehearses on Wednesdays from 4:30pm-5:30pm in the Hawes Room, located in Trinity’s parish hall just across the driveway from the historic church building. NCYC is not a church choir, but rather a community based singing group. Membership is open to all students in grades 2 through 6.

The choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday afternoons and schedules concerts and other appearances throughout the year.

The Trinity Choir


Trinity’s choir plays an important role in all liturgies. In addition to leading the congregation in hymnody, the choir praises God through the singing of excellent choral music. Trinity’s choir currently consists of over twenty adults accompanied by four choral scholars.

The Trinity Choir is open to experienced adult singers of any age. In addition to singing two anthems every Sunday, the choir sings occasional Evensongs, concerts, weddings and funerals. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 and Sunday mornings at 8:45, in preparation for the 10:00 service.