Beautiful music is an important part of worship at Holy Trinity. A carefully orchestrated blend of instrumentalists, singers, and musical pieces enhances every service. The choirs perform everything from classical choral settings to African-American spirituals to original compositions.
Holy Trinity offers a variety of opportunities for people of every age to grow spiritually while improving their musicianship and exercising their musical talents.
Choirs for children age 4 and older offer musical instruction, an introduction to liturgical music, and the opportunity to perform during services and special events. Adult choirs utilize phenomenal musical talent to help members grow in their abilities. Adult choirs provide leadership for both the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday worship services.
Holy Spirit Choir (pre-K through grade 1)
Open to children ages 4 through 1st grade, the Holy Spirit Choir provides an introduction to basic musicianship through fun songs and games. This choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 4 - 4:25 p.m. during the school year and meets in the Choir Room. For details, contact Dr. Ben Brafford, 336-275-7009, or .
Good Shepherd Choir (grades 2–3)
Children in grades 2-3 are invited to join the Good Shepherd Choir. After a joint warm-up with the All Saints Choir, the Good Shepherd Choir rehearses independently, focusing on age-appropriate skills of basic musicianship (including rhythm, note reading, and vocal production) and preparation for services. Special adult guests will offer insights in both music and liturgy. The Good Shepherd Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. during the school year and meets in the Choir Room. For details, contact Dr. Ben Brafford, 336-275-7009, or .
All Saints Choir (grades 4 and up)
The All Saints Choir is open to children in grades 4 and up. After a joint warm-up with the Good Shepherd Choir, the All Saints Choir will rehearse independently, focusing on age-appropriate skills of basic musicianship (including rhythm, note reading, and vocal production) and preparation for services. Special adult guests will offer insights in both music and liturgy. The All Saints Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. during the school year in the Choir Room. For details, contact Dr. Ben Brafford, 336-275-7009, or .
Once per month, the Holy Spirit, Good Shepherd, and All Saints Choirs sing jointly at the Wednesday 5:30 p.m. service and at the Sunday 9 a.m. service.
The Taizé Choir
The Taizé Choir is open to anyone interested in providing musical leadership at the Wednesday Stillpoint service. Rehearsals are at 5:15 p.m. in the Church to prepare for the 5:30 p.m. service.
The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Dr. Ben Brafford, is open to all interested adults and teenagers who have some skill in music reading and singing. The choir provides musical leadership at the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services. In addition to traditional choral music, the choir sings a variety of choral repertoire, including Spirituals, Celtic and Taizé music.
Chancel Choir rehearsals are each Wednesday evening from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Broome Hall.
A vocal ensemble at Holy Trinity, Trinity Voices is an auditioned group, comprised of music educators and professional singers from within the Chancel Choir. The 10- to 12-member ensemble will perform at services and in concerts throughout the year.
Holy Trinity Music School
Holy Trinity Music School offers music instruction for all ages on a variety of instruments. The Music School also offers a full range of Kindermusik opportunities for young children. For more information about Holy Trinity Music School’s programs, contact Ben Brafford, Director, at 275-7009, or .
Giving to Support Music
While many expenses of our music program are covered by our church’s operating budget, we need parishioners' help to maintain the high level of music programming at Holy Trinity. If you are looking for a special way to honor a friend, celebrate a special event, or remember a loved one, please consider a gift to one or more of the funds listed below. Donors will be listed online, and you may select a particular Sunday to have a memorial or honorarium listed in the church bulletin. Thank you very much for your support.
For more specific information, please contact Ben Brafford, or 275-7009.
Richard Cox Endowment
Established in 2014, The Richard Cox endowment is meant to benefit the choral music program of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Any request for funds from the endowment should come from the church's choral director in consultation with the Rector, who has final approval over use of such funds. Normally, no more than 4 – 5% of the endowment can be used for the choral music program in a given year. However, on rare occasions, up to 10% of the endowment can be used, but such a request must be approved by the Rector and the Vestry.
Richard serves as Conductor Emeritus at Holy Trinity. His impact is immeasurable in the life of Holy Trinity, Greensboro, and many former students all over the world. To make a donation to the Richard Cox Endowment, please use our online giving page, or contact Annie Slaughter, or 272-6149 ext. 230.
The Brooks Music Fund
The Brooks Music Fund was established in 1988 in memory of Dr. Taylor Brooks by Dr. Jean Brooks, in coordination with Richard Cox. The Brooks Fund supports special music events at Holy Trinity, such as Festival Eucharists on Christmas Eve and the many services during Holy Week. Also, the fund supports other special musical offerings, including the Wednesday Stillpoint services, the Memorial service in December, the Service of Light in January, and our Sunday morning instrumentalists.
We are very grateful to the Brooks family for their generosity and dedication to the musical life at Holy Trinity over the past several decades. To make a donation to the Brooks Music Fund, please use our online giving page, or contact Annie Slaughter, or 272-6149 ext. 230.