Music at Holy Trinity

The gift of music!

Music plays an important part in the life of our church community, and in the life of the wider community of Gibraltar.

We are blessed with excellent resources: our building with wonderful acoustics, our choir, our organ and (last but not least) our organist.

With love to Peru... 5pm Sunday 21st Nov

Sadly, in the light of the recent covid guidance from the government, we have decided to postpone our November fund-raising event for the children of Peru. A new date will be agreed when we see the covid numbers coming down.

Organ Weekend

Sat 11th (11.00-13.00) and Sun 12th (15.00-17.00) Dec
Michael extends a warm invitation to the Organ Weekend at Holy Trinity, Cathedral. Nicknamed the 'King of Instruments' this is your chance to 'have a go' at playing the magnificent organ at Holy Trinity. Following a short explanation Michael will perform a famous organ piece (on the hour) with the remainder of the time open for all to 'have a play'! Pop in or stay for some time. All are welcome and no experience is needed! This is a free event including refreshments.

Our choir

The Choir is comprised of individuals with diverse musical experience, but with a common purpose: to use their voices for the glory of God. The choir sings at our 11am service and for services on major festivals. There is a practice every Friday evening at 6pm, and a short practice each Sunday at 10.30am.

Click here to see our music lists for the coming weeks.

If you are interested in joining the choir, do contact us using the form below.

Our organist

Michael Stevenson (MA FTCL LTCL ARCO) has spent much of his musical career immersed in both choral and church music as well as music education. He has a long association with Trinity College of Music, London as a former student and member of staff, both at the Senior and Junior Departments.

Having been Director of Music and Organist at several churches in London (and Surrey) he studied with Harry Gabb CVO and has given recitals at London venues such as Southwark Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

Additionally, he has been Director of Music at a number of schools, including the choir school for King's College, Cambridge. He is passionate about music outreach and when time allows plans to develop a PhD idea of a 'singing-based curriculum' for all.

As a choral singer and conductor, he has a wide range of experience from children's opera to youth choirs, including directing many school choirs, notably the award-winning boys choir The Junior College Singers, from King's College School, Wimbledon. Additionally, he has conducted adult chamber choirs and is known for his work over many years with the Epsom Chamber Choir (PRS Award Winners), with whom he gave numerous first performances and produced several recordings.

An experienced teacher and music educator, Michael offers piano, organ, theory, aural and harmony tuition (based at the Cathedral). Please contact him via the email form below.

Our organ

The organ was built in 1880 by a London firm of organ builders, Bryceson & Ellis.

In 1952 it was moved from what is now the Lady Chapel to its present location on a musicians gallery above the west entrance.

In the early 1990s the organ was restored by Bower & Company with addition pipes added as part of a tonal enhancement scheme. The most recent restoration was carried out by Cooper & Co in 2017 where the instrument was thoroughly overhauled.

See technical details on the Bowers website.

Michael playing our organ:

Contact Michael Stevenson, the Cathedral Organist