Benefit Concert This Sunday

“Jingles for James:
A Benefit Recital for Eyesight”

Sunday, August 12 – 3:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
(901 N. Kings Hwy)

James “Bull” Canty, a local trumpet player and CCU alum, has a deteriorating retina disorder associated with diabetes that has threatened his sight in both eyes.  Last year he was able to raise the $8k or $9k dollars he needed to fix the more critical eye, and now he needs to have the same procedure for the other eye.  Time is of the essence as there is a foreseeable point of no return and permanent blindness in the remaining eye.
Bull has played with us at Trinity a number of times; he was in the brass quintet that played at Sebron Hood‘s funeral.
Featuring Professional Musicians from The Long Bay Symphony, The Carolina Master Chorale, Coastal Carolina University, Grand Strand bands, U-N-I and Soul Function, and Churches from across the Grand Strand.


Carolina Master Chorale This Weekend

An American Songbook:
From the American Church to Basin Street to Broadway

The Carolina Master Chorale, Timothy Koch, conductor, presents its season finale, “An American Songbook:  From the American Church to Basin Street to Broadway”.  The concert spans a broad spectrum of American music opening with hymn anthems from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and suites from the smash hit musicals, “Les Miserables” and “Phantom of the Opera” and elegant vocal jazz.

Soprano Jo Nell Koch and the Long Bay Symphony Chamber Orchestra open the second half performing Samuel Barber’s beloved “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” on a prose text by James Agee.  This work has been widely popularized in recordings by sopranos Leontyne Price and Dawn Upshaw.  The famous “Old American Songs” of Aaron Copland close the concert, sung by baritone Jeffrey Jones, and accompanied by the Chorale.   The great baritone, William Warfeild, premiered these highly entertaining songs with the New York Philharmonic in the late 1950’s.

Friday, May 4, 2012 – 8:00 PM
Calabash Presbyterian Church, Sunset Beach, NC

Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 4:00 PM
First United Methodist Church, Conway

Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 4:00 PM
Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach

For tickets call 843-444-5774
or visit the CMC website here.

Hymn Festival Awesomeness

Trinity was pleased to host Jamie Bobb, Minister of Music at First Congregational Church in Columbus, Ohio, for a hymn festival on Friday, February 17.  Jamie had rehearsed with the Trinity Choir on that preceding Wednesday, and they very much enjoyed working with him.  The festival itself (which was a fantastic success) was a mixture of old and new hymns from various traditions, all an improvisations and arrangements by Jamie.

Please click on the links below to listen to some of the hymns from the festival; download the concert program here.

‘The Church’s one Foundation’ (Aurelia)

‘Sing of the Lord’s goodness’ (The Lord’s Goodness)
based on the jazz standard ‘Take Five,’ made famous by Dave Brubeck

‘The King of love my Shepherd is’ (St. Columba) and ‘Sing with all the saints in glory’ (Mississippi)

‘Each morning brings us’ (All Morgen ist ganz frisch) and ‘I want Jesus to walk with me’ (Sojurner)
Lisa Jennings, solo

‘Abide with me’ (Eventide)

‘O God beyond all praising’ (Thaxted)

For more information about Jamie and his musical work in Columbus, please visit the First Congregational Church website here.

Hymn Festival This Friday

Friday, February 17, 7:30 p. m.
Music for Brass, Organ, and Choir
Free and Open to the Public


James E. Bobb,
Minister of Music,
First Congregational Church, Columbus, Ohio

Hymns on the Program Include:

The Church’s one Foundation
Sing of the Lord’s goodness (bassed on ‘Take Five,’ made famous by Dave Brubeck)
Abide with me
The King of love my shepherd is
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
I want Jesus to walk with me

and many others

Carolina Master Chorale This Weekend

Hearts of Passion III:
A Gospel Feast

Raise the roof with the region’s finets gospel musicians from Conway’s Mason Temple Church of God in Christ and the Carolina Master Chorale in a multi-cultural celebration of gospel music in its many forms, from Southern Gospel to traditional African American spirituals to contemporary Black Gospel.  This collabrative effort is also designed as a poignant observance of Black History Month.

Friday, Februray 10, 8:00 pm
Seaside United Methodist Church, Sunset Beach, NC

Saturday, February 11, 4:00 pm
Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach

Sunday, February 12, 4:00 pm
Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, Conway

(843) 444-5774 or

A Beautiful Afternoon of Beautiful Music

The Poinsett Piano Trio visited Trinity on Saturday, January 28 and provided a wonderful afternoon of chamber music to an appreciative audience.  The concert (view the program here) included music by Dvorak, Grieg, and Ravel.

The members of the ensemble are David Gross (piano), Deirdre Hutton (violin), and Christopher Hutton (cello).   All three serve on the music faculty of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.  I was delighted to find out that Christopher and Deirdre were students at the Eastman School of Music at the same time as I was, and we enjoyed reminiscing about those days and talking about people that we knew in common.

If you missed the concert, here is a brief snippet.  It is a slow movement from a Trio by the early twentieth-century French composer Maurice Ravel, and in it you’ll hear some very elegant and lyrical playing:

Ravel, Trio in A minor: Passacaille (Très large)

For more information on the trio (and to listen to more of their music), please visit their website:

Next Event in the Trinity Concert Series:
Hymn Festival 
Friday, February 17, 7:30 pm

Full details on that event here