Trinity College grounds on a beautiful sunny day

Join the internationally acclaimed Choir of Trinity College for Evensong every Sunday at 5pm, from Sunday 3 March.

Choir singers with candles

The internationally acclaimed Choir of Trinity College is the flagship of Trinity’s musical life.

During term-time, the Choir of Trinity College is primarily involved in the singing of services in the College Chapel. Evensong is sung every Sunday at 5pm during term time. A series of short organ recitals will also commence at 4.30pm each Sunday prior to Evensong, which guests are welcome to attend. 

Please see below for the Choral Services schedule for Semester 1 2024. 

Sunday 3 March

Preacher: The Reverend Dr Luke Hopkins, Chaplain of Trinity College Melbourne
Introit: Purcell Thou knowest Lord
Preces & Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Andrew Ford (new commission)
Anthem: Poulenc Vinea me electa

Sunday 10 March

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr John Shepherd AM, Dean Emeritus of St George’s Cathedral Perth
Introit: Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Preces & Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Noble in B Minor
Anthem: Mauersberger Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst

Sunday 17 March

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Associate Professor Bob Derrenbacker, Dean of Trinity College Theological School
Introit: Farrant Call to remembrance
Preces & Responses: Smith
Canticles: Walmisley in D Minor
Anthem: Victoria Tenebrae factae sunt 

Sunday 24 March

Palm Sunday
Stations of the Cross

Sunday 14 April

‘Faith and the Sciences’ sermon series
Preacher: The Reverend Dr Chris Mulherin, Executive Director of the ISCAST network
Introit: Wood This joyful Eastertide
Preces & Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Wood in Eb No. 2
Anthem: Armstrong Christ whose glory fills the skies

Sunday 21 April

‘Faith and the Sciences’ sermon series
Preacher: Ms Claire Harvey, Project Coordinator for ISCAST network
Introit: Bednall Te lucis ante terminum
Preces & Responses: Martin
Canticles: Batten 4th
Anthem: Gibbons See, see the Word is incarnate

Sunday 28 April

‘Faith and the Sciences’ sermon series
Preacher: The Reverend Professor Glen O'Brien, Research Coordinator & Lecturer, Eva Burrows College
Introit: Tallis Te lucis ante terminum (ferial)
Preces & Responses: Smith
Canticles: Harwood in Ab
Anthem: Purcell Rejoice in the Lord alway

Sunday 5 May

‘Faith and the Sciences’ sermon series
Preacher: Professor David Grayden FTSE FIEAust, Clifford Chair in Neural Engineering, University of Melbourne
Introit: Tallis Te lucis ante terminum (festal)
Preces & Responses: Byrd
Canticles: Dyson in F
Anthem: arr. Tippett Steal away

Sunday 12 May
Choir Reunion

Preacher: The Reverend Colleen Clayton, Vicar of St Matthew’s Cheltenham
Introit: Stanford Justorum animae
Preces & Responses: after Stanford
Canticles: Stanford in A
Anthem: Stanford For lo, I raise up

Sunday 19 May
Corporate Eucharist for Pentecost

Preacher: The Reverend Michael Bowie, Vicar of St Peter’s Eastern Hill, Melbourne
Darke in F
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis

Sunday 26 May
Trinity Sunday

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Professor Dorothy Lee AM FAHA, Stewart Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity College Theological School
Introit: Sheppard Libera nos
Preces & Responses: Shephard
Canticles: Leighton 2nd Service
Anthem: Rachmaninov Izhe kheruvimui