Supporting our community

The Sixteen

The Sixteen

Holy Trinity’s expanding role as a ‘go-to’ place where  concerts and events happen goes hand-in-hand with helping people in need.

“The more events we have, the more people we meet,” explains Rev Irene Wilson.  “Engaging with the community, being part of things, just listening, is crucial to our  caring role. Then, the more things that happen in our church, the more  opportunities there are for volunteers; and that’s a big part of our mission.”

Recently the internationally acclaimed choral group, The Sixteen, performed at Holy Trinity, as part of their Choral Pilgrimage 2015, featuring rarely-heard 16th century Spanish works. What a night it became! Hundreds of people came to hear the concert – the church was almost full. An army of volunteers welcomed, ushered, and helped provide refreshments in the interval. In the north choir aisle a special reception was held for guests of the evening’s generous sponsors,  Rollits Solicitors, joined by donors who have supported the development project.

As stunning voices filled the entire building, the acoustic clarity spoke of the skills of medieval masons, who knew how to amplify the human voice.

“This church has wonderful acoustics,” said The Sixteen’s Associate Conductor, Eamonn  Dougan. “The church was built for music like this, and this music was written for glorious churches with wonderful acoustics.”