Bicentennial Music Aspirations

Bicentennial Music Aspirations

by Yuliia Billa, Director of Music

As a part of the yearlong celebration of our bicentennial, the music department has exciting aspirational plans. As you recall, earlier this year, our very own, Viktor Billa performed a stirring recital earlier this year at the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Given this relationship, we have invited three world-class organists from the Salt Lake Tabernacle to perform recitals during the Bicentennial year.

In addition, via compliments of an anonymous donor, a special piece of music is being composed in memory of Myron Munday, former beloved organist here at Trinity. We plan to debut this piece sometime next year!

The liturgy and processional for the Bicentennial Celebration service, scheduled for Sunday, September 29, 2024, will begin at the site of the first church (the southwest corner of what is now Bronough Street and Park Avenue) with prayer and bagpipe music. The Chancel Choir and Brass will perform “I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me” by C. Hubert H. Parry and “Gloria” by John Rutter. Viktor Billa will close the service with “Finale” from “Symphony for Organ No. 1” by Louis Vierne.

In 2024, as part of our bicentennial year, we intend to have two Orchestra Sundays: March 17th with “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré and in early to mid December with Beloved Christmas Carols.