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Trinity Parish is Seattle's Downtown Episcopal Church, located on First Hill, near Seattle's prestigious hospitals, Seattle University, and senior residences.

Trinity's Choir, Bells, and Organ  

Music is an ancient voice of the Church. St. Augustine said "he who sings prays twice," and classical and traditional music are an integral part of life at Trinity. Instrumental and choral musicians play a vital role in worship services. The music of our Sunday liturgies is intended to invite us into God's presence and help us to achieve a moving and profound experience with God. 

The Trinity Choir


Since 1865, Trinity's choral tradition has been an important part of the worship experience. The choir is made up of professional and volunteer singers of all ages and enjoys singing a variety of traditional sacred music going back to the Middle Ages, including Renaissance greats such as Byrd, Tallis and Palestrina, early 20th century favorites Vaughan Williams, Howells and Stanford, and modern day standards by John Rutter and local composer Peter Hallock. We also include a regular rotation of American shaker and Shape Note choral music, and include African anthems, spirituals, and occasional Taize pieces. Several times throughout the year, the choir is joined by noted local musicians in special arrangements combining voices and instruments. Choir members find a rewarding expression of worship in a supportive, fun, and dedicated community.

The Trinity Choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Eucharist and the monthly Evensong service every 3rd Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Singers interested in joining the Trinity Choir should email Markdavin Obenza.

Bell Choir


Trinity Parish has a virtually complete set of Flemish-style hand bells made by Petit & Fritsen. The bell choir plays on the First Sunday of Advent, Christmas Eve and Easter.

The group rehearses on select Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The bell choir is always looking for new members. If you have some experience with reading music, the director would love to hear from you. Contact Markdavin Obenza.

The All Souls Memorial Organ


Trinity's organ is a successful combination of pipes from 1902 through 2006: pipe work from the original Kimball organ in 1902, additions in the 1940s, new pipes from the 1978 project, a few from the major rebuild in 1987, as well as work in 1996 and 2006. While the basic design of the organ can be termed neo-classic, the dynamic capabilities span the complete range from very soft to very loud! The façade pays tribute to the original Kimball design while incorporating contemporary touches such as polished pipe metal (Kimball pipes were painted gold), variable foot lengths of the pipes (Kimball pipes had the same lengths), and wooden columns to help soften the overall visual impact (the Kimball design had outside columns only). The original façade was merely ornamental ― the pipes did not "speak" ― while the current organ uses all the displayed pipes. While the tonal design of this instrument is part of the signature of this Marceau organ (by Rene Marceau of Marceau & Associates), it pays tribute to its American organ-building predecessors in almost every aspect of the organ's sounds.