‘A Festival of Hymns’ at Westminster

Graduate students Thomas Sheehan (left) and Nick Voermans (right) congratulate Thomas Trenney after the hymns festival.

Thomas Trenney, a visiting artist, led an inspirational service full of congregational songs and hymns on Tuesday in Bristol Chapel at Westminster. Trenney, improviser and organist, as well as a pastoral musician and teacher, performed the pieces on the organ.

He was recently appointed the minister of music at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Neb. He also conducts the Plymouth Choir and serves as the artistic director of the renowned Abendmusik Concert Series. Trenney has two graduate degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied organ performance under David Higgs and choral conducting under Dr. William Weinert. He is known for his adaptations of hymns, silent films and artwork.

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