Chorister Programs at Trinity Cathedral

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 in music and who can commit to our schedule. Our choirs are open to all people regardless of church membership, religious affiliation, or any other reason.

Questions?

Let us help you find your way. Contact Jared Johnson, Canon Organist and Choirmaster at johnson@trinitysc.org and 803.461.7307. 

Cathedral Choir of Boys

The Cathedral Choir of Boys is an accelerated choir for trebles (typically grades 3-8) who are drawn from all over Columbia and South Carolina. We offer an extensive music education for those in the Cathedral Choir of Boys. These choristers are supported by a team of professional adult musicians of alto, tenors, and basses, while the choristers sing the treble line. Additionally, the Cathedral Choir of Boys participates in special services, tours, recordings, and retreats.

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How to Join the Cathedral Choir of Boys

Who’s eligible: age 8 and up

What is required for membership: previous musical training is not necessary. Choristers must be able to read printed English, to hear and match pitch, and to focus.

More information: Click here to read the online Chorister Handbook.

Benefits of joining: Great weekly instruction, including one-to-one weekly musicianship lessons focused on music theory, aural skills, and vocal technique. Join a team of encouraging people who will constantly strive for excellence and for the opportunity to sing music that spans hundreds of years, and a variety of cultures. The Choir provides an opportunity for subsidized choir retreats and tours, and choristers earn a small scholarship based on years of service. Beyond all of this, choristers learn important, transferable life skills such as citizenship, patience, self-discipline, ability to focus, and good humor.

Interested in joining? Contact the music office at 803.461.7306 or email bwoodslustig@trinitysc.org.

 

Cathedral Choir of Young Men

The Cathedral Choir of Young Men is an accelerated choir for people with changed voices and those who are drawn from all over Columbia and South Carolina. Many members of this choir have graduated from the Cathedral Choir of Boys, although this is not a requisite for participation. We offer an extensive music education for those in the Cathedral Choir of Young Men. These choristers will sing services in conjunction with the Cathedral Choir of Boys, as well as by themselves, supported by a team of professional adult musicians of alto, tenors, and basses. Additionally, the Cathedral Choir of Young Men participate in special services, tours, recordings, and retreats.

Listen to the Choir

How to Join the Cathedral Choir of Young Men

Who’s eligible: people with changed voices in the alto, tenor, and bass range.

What is required for membership: previous musical training is necessary, as this is not a "training" choir. 

Benefits of joining: Great weekly instruction, including one-to-one weekly musicianship lessons focused on music theory, aural skills, and vocal technique. Join a team of encouraging people who will constantly strive for excellence and for the opportunity to sing music that spans hundreds of years, and a variety of cultures. The Choir provides an opportunity for subsidized choir retreats and tours, and choristers earn a small scholarship based on years of service. Beyond all of this, choristers learn important, transferable life skills such as citizenship, patience, self-discipline, ability to focus, and good humor.

Interested in joining? Contact the music office at 803.461.7306 or email bwoodslustig@trinitysc.org.

Cathedral Choir of Girls

The Cathedral Choir of Girls is an accelerated choir for trebles (typically grades 5 -12) who come from all over Columbia and South Carolina. We offer an extensive music education for those in the Cathedral Choir of Girls. These choristers are supported by a team of professional adult musicians of alto, tenors, and basses, while the choristers sing the treble line. Additionally, the Cathedral Choir of Girls participates in special services, tours, recordings, and retreats.    

Listen to the Choir

How to Join the Cathedral Choir of Girls

Who’s eligible: grade 5 and above

What is required for membership: previous musical training is not necessary. Choristers must be able to read printed English, to hear and match pitch, and to focus.

More information: Click here to read the online Chorister Handbook.

Benefits of joining: Great weekly instruction, including one-to-one weekly musicianship lessons focused on music theory, aural skills, and vocal technique. Join a team of encouraging people who will constantly strive for excellence and for the opportunity to sing music that spans hundreds of years, and a variety of cultures. The Choir provides an opportunity for subsidized choir retreats and tours, and choristers earn a small scholarship based on years of service. Beyond all of this, choristers learn important, transferable life skills such as citizenship, patience, self-discipline, ability to focus, and good humor.

Interested in joining? Contact the music office at 803.461.7306 or email bwoodslustig@trinitysc.org.

 

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. Many of our current choristers have started their musical journey in the Trinity Youth Chorus.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this choir will meet occasionally as announced during the fall of 2020.