Grace & Holy Trinity Church has a rich tradition of excellent music which ministers to the spiritual needs of its parishioners and to the Richmond community. The music ministry includes children, youth and adults in the several choirs for children, teens, adults, and instrumentalists.
Our concert series is a wonderful opportunity for outreach and evangelism in the Richmond community and beyond, drawing hundreds of people to Grace and Holy Trinity each year for the concerts and special worship services.
Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis currently serves as Associate to the Rector for Music Ministries at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Read more about Dr. Melcher Davis.
A Journey through Song Exploring Love and Loss
Four of Capitol Opera Richmond’s Leading Ladies joined us on April 29th for a captivating journey exploring love and loss in operas from various countries and cultures. Vocalists included Sarah Kate Walston, Fran Coleman, Jenna Anderson, and Gabrielle Maes. Daniel Stipe, pianist. Additional accompaniment was provided by harp, violin, and flute. The concert included gorgeous duets from Madama Butterfly and Lakme, as well as moving arias from such works as Faust, Rusalka, Rigoletto, Rinaldo, La Boheme, Turandot, Cosi fan tutte, and Samson and Delilah.
Join a music group!
If you like to sing, or play an instrument, please join one of our choirs or the 8:45 Music Team at Grace & Holy Trinity! Everyone is welcome to join. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Our music groups will begin rehearsals in the fall but new members can join at any time.
The LightShine Choir is for children and youth from preschool through sixth grade. This choir rehearses from 10:45-11:00 a.m. on Sundays. They sing monthly at the 8:45 a.m. worship service.
The Adult Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. beginning on Thursday, September 5. Youth in high school are welcome to join the adult choir. This choir sings weekly at the 11:00 a.m. worship service and for special worship services throughout the year.
The 8:45 Music Team is comprised of singers and instrumentalists of all ages. They lead the music weekly at the 8:45 a.m. worship service. The 8:45 Music Team rehearses on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. They will begin rehearsals on Sunday, September 8.
Greater Richmond Children’s Choir
Grace and Holy Trinity Church is home base for the Greater Richmond Children’s Choir (GRCC). This Choir is dedicated to bringing together boys and girls from diverse backgrounds to experience the joy of singing and to gain a life-long love for good music through age-appropriate vocal training. The GRCC strives to nurture the unique gift each child brings, to encourage all to reach for excellence, and ultimately, to create responsible and compassionate citizens of the world.
Founding Artistic Director Hope Armstrong Erb has been proclaimed “a wonder” in her ability to maintain a high standard in both performance and teaching. Now in its fifteenth season, GRCC includes 65 choristers, ages 8-18 in five ensembles representing over 35 different schools in the city of Richmond and the surrounding counties. GRCC is a non-profit corporation providing need-based scholarships to over 30% of the children, and rehearses weekly at Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. For more information, visit their web site.
Organ Performance Featured on Pipedreams of American Public Media
Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis’ organ performance of “Variations on B-A-C-H for Pedals” was broadcast nationally and worldwide on Pipedreams beginning July 14. Pipedreams is a feature of American Public Media and is featured on local NPR stations. Her performance is featured on Pipedreams Program No. 1428 “From the Mailbag” in a broadcast by Noel Rawsthorne and is available online. Dr. Melcher Davis’s performance was recorded at Grace and Holy Trinity Church on March 12, 2007. You can read more about the performance here.