Music

The Music Ministry at Trinity Cathedral is diverse, creative, and grounded in the unique Anglican heritage of music in the Episcopal Church. Our music reflects the variety and scope of our Cathedral liturgies, from the regular Sunday morning Eucharist to reflective Evensong services and brilliant festive occasions. We are widely recognized for the diversity of our repertoire and for the high-quality choral and instrumental music we provide. Our primary goal is always to support the liturgy of the Cathedral and to enable all people to experience the transcendence of the living God through music.

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2016-2017 Music Series Calendar

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2016-2017 Music List

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Meet the Music Staff

 

Bruce Headshot for website2Bruce Neswick

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the Canon for Cathedral Music at Trinity Cathedral, having come from Indiana University, where he was Associate Professor of Organ.  Prior to joining the faculty at IU, Mr. Neswick was the Director of Music at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City, where he conducted the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults and had oversight of the musical life of that historic church.  Active in the field of church music, Mr. Neswick holds Fellowship degrees from the American Guild of Organists and the Royal School of Church Music.  He has conducted dozens of summer camps and festivals for boy and girl choristers and has been commissioned to compose for performers and churches throughout North America.

Mr. Neswick’s skill at improvisation garnered him three first prizes from the 1989 San Anselmo Organ Festival; the 1990 American Guild of Organists' national convention in Boston; and the 1992 Rochette Concours at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland.  He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and Yale University, and his organ teachers have included David Dahl, Margaret Irwin-Brandon, Gerre Hancock, Robert Baker and Lionel Rogg.  As a recitalist, Mr. Neswick has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe and has been a frequent performer at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.  In 1994, he played the opening convocation for the national AGO convention held in Dallas, Texas, and he was a featured artist at national AGO conventions in Seattle (2000), Washington, DC (2010) and Boston (2014).  He is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists.

Arwen1 for website2Arwen Myers

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Music Associate) started at Trinity as a staff singer in September 2012 and began work as Music Associate and director of the Coventry Singers in April 2013. Prior to moving to Portland, Arwen completed her graduate studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN, where she studied voice with Patricia Havranek and Alan Bennett and worked with such renowned scholars and performers as Daniel Melamed, Nigel North, Michael McCraw, Carol Vaness, John Poole, and others.  She sang at Trinity Episcopal Bloomington with the celebrated organist Marilyn Keiser for the seven years she lived in Bloomington.


A singer praised for her musical sensitivity and clarity of tone, Arwen is quickly gaining a reputation as an intelligent and skilled interpreter of new and early music. In April 2013, Arwen was a semifinalist in the New York Oratorio Society solo competition in New York City, and in July 2014, she placed third nationally in the prestigious National Association of the Teachers of Singing Artist Award competition in Boston, MA. She has been featured as a soloist in various concert and chamber works and has appeared with such ensembles as the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.  In addition to her concert work, Arwen is an accomplished recitalist and choral singer, and she has performed locally with such ensembles as Cappella Romana, In Mulieribus, The Ensemble, the Resonance Ensemble, Friends of Chamber Music, All Classical’s Thursdays at Three, and the Bach Cantata Choir, among others.

Chris Lynch for web2Chris Lynch

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Fellow in Church Music) is a performer and church musician with a passion for Anglican worship and music. He sang in the boy choir at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, before attending the American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey. Chris studied organ performance and early music at Indiana University (IU) where his teachers included Janette Fishell, Bruce Neswick, Jeffrey Smith, Christopher Young, and Elisabeth Wright. He holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from IU.

Before coming to Trinity, Lynch served on the music staff of Episcopal churches throughout the country, including St. Mark’s Cathedral (Shreveport, LA), Trinity Church (Bloomington, IN) and St. Paul's, K Street (Washington, DC). In these appointments, he has been mentored by some of the finest church musicians working today including Robert McCormick and Marilyn Keiser.

Chris is a member of the American Guild of Organists, the Association of Anglican Musicians and a frequent staff member for the Royal School of Church Music’s summer courses.

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