Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

MUSICAL INFORMATION FOR NEW SINGERS & CHORAL SCHOLARS

THE ANGLICAN LITURGY

As you may gather from the list below, the Anglican Liturgy as celebrated at Holy Trinity Geneva is musically very rich. In any one month, the amount and complexity of the music is equivalent to a full-scale concert. This is why we maintain a full choir capable of sustaining this very special worship tradition, as maintained in most city centre churches, cathedrals and collegiate chapels throughout the Anglican Communion.

MUSIC AT CHORAL EUCHARIST

  • Kyrie – choir
  • Psalm – Anglican chant
  • Credo – plainsong / Merbecke
  • Sanctus – choir
  • Agnus Dei – choir
  • Communion Motet – choir
  • Gloria – choir
  • Plus 3 congregational hymns

MUSIC AT CHORAL EVENSONG

  • Introit – choir (feast days only)
  • Preces – choir
  • Psalm – Anglican chant
  • Magnificat – choir
  • Nunc dimittis – choir
  • Responses – choir
  • Anthem – choir
  • Plus 3 congregational hymns

The above is what normally happens at the evening services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

On 1st and 3rd Sunday mornings, the choir prepares a Psalm (usually to Anglican chant) and a communion motet. The settings of the Kyrie/Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei are congregational, but led by the choir.

 

STAFF

  • Chaplain/Priest: Canon Alexander Gordon
  • Director of Music:  Mark Charles
  • Assistant Director of Music: Mark Jones
  • Director, Junior Choir: Lindy Carmalt
  • Librarian – Sam Carmalt
  • I/C robes – Claire Charles

SOCIAL LIFE

After Thursday choir practices we visit a local pub, and the first practice of every month is followed by a cheese-and-wine social. Various parties occur throughout the year, and there are many church social events. The choir Christmas dinner always happens some time after Christmas.