Trinity Cathedral honors the role of the church in training young people for musical leadership. We strive to provide vibrant, substantial, and fun musical programs for all children who show an interest and who can commit to our weekly schedule. Our choral programs promote leadership, teamwork, and self-discipline while teaching musical skills that last a lifetime. In addition to singing weekly for Sunday services, the choirs regularly sing for concerts, tours and recordings. In the past six years they have sung at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi; Canterbury and Gloucester Cathedrals in England; the American Cathedral in Paris; Washington Cathedral; Trinity Church, New Haven, Connecticut; St. Philip’s Cathedral, Atlanta; and Grace Church, Charleston.
The Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys
An accelerated choir for boy trebles in grades 3-8 who are drawn from all over Columbia and South Carolina. They are supported by a team of professional men and former choristers, and adhere to a unique schedule of rehearsals and responsibilities as outlined in the Chorister Handbook. In addition, accelerated boy choristers participate in special services, tours, recordings, and retreats. Auditions are required. Enrollment limit: 20 boys and 12 men. Rehearsals for Novice Boys are Wednesdays from 5-6 pm and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. Rehearsals for Junior and Senior Boys are Mondays from 4:30-6:15 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:40 pm. Click here to go to the Men & Boys Choir page.
The Cathedral Choir of Men & Girls
This is an accelerated choir for girl trebles in grades 6-12 who are drawn from all over Columbia (rising 5th grade girls may be admitted in special circumstances). They are supported by a team of professional adult singers from the greater Columbia area who do not "double" the treble line but rather sing the alto, tenor, and bass parts. This choir adheres to a unique schedule of rehearsals and responsibilities. In addition, accelerated girl choristers participate in special services, tours, recordings, and retreats. Auditions are required. Enrollment limit: 24 girls and 12 adults. Rehearsals for Novice Girls are Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 -5 p.m. Rehearsals for Junior & Senior Girls are Tuesdays from 6-7:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:45-7:55 p.m.
The Trinity Youth Chorus
The Trinity Youth Chorus is open to all children in grades 3 and higher who enjoy music and singing. This choir rehearses once a week and participates as scheduled at Sunday liturgies. Each rehearsal takes place in a fun atmosphere that requires a smaller time commitment than the accelerated Cathedral Choirs. Although the Trinity Youth Chorus (TYC) may occasionally be scheduled to sing at a concert, members of the TYC do not participate in the curriculum of the Accelerated Chorister Training program, and do not normally tour with the Cathedral Choirs. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Click here to access the Chorister Handbook.
Click here to access the Choir Calendar.