This year’s concert series has been thoughtfully planned by a team of church members along with Music Director & Organist, Dr. Darlene Kuperus.   We hope that your spirit will be refreshed as you enjoy these musical offerings in the exquisite acoustical environment of the church sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church.

If you wish to support these concerts, you may consider a donation at a variety of giving levels.  

Please contact the church office (Joanna Waite) for further information.

Sept. 18: “Majestic Brass”:   Music for Brass and Pipe Organ 

3:00 pm (no tickets required)

Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra Brass Members joined by Dr. Darlene Kuperus, organ

The power and energy of brass will fill the sanctuary in this opening concert. The “Majestic Brass Ensemble” is a highly sought-after group that performs widely throughout the state.  The concert includes composed for brass alone as well as the combined forces of brass, timpani, and pipe organ.

The concert features works by Bach, Telemann, Faure, Brahms, Biebl and Handel.  The concert closes with an arrangement of the poignant and powerful “Symphony No. 3” by Saint-Saens, originally written for full orchestra and pipe organ.  In this version you’ll hear it arranged for brass octet, timpani and pipe organ.  It’s a dazzling closing piece for this opening concert of the new season!

Nov. 13:   West Michigan Flute Orchestra

3:00 pm (no tickets required)

Julie Sooy, conductor

This ensemble has just celebrated 30 years as a local ensemble.  They perform uniquely crafted classical music as well as folk music and show tunes all composed specifically for flute orchestra.  

Dec. 18:  Handel’s “Messiah” community sing-along

3:00 pm (free will offering received)

Dr. Darlene Kuperus & Dr. Kody Wallace (Chamber Choir conductor), artistic directors

Presented collaboratively by Trinity Lutheran Church concert series

 and the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids.  A beloved Christmas tradition that fills the sanctuary with beloved choruses and solos from Handel’s masterwork oratorio.

Jan. 22: Chamber Orchestra of Grand Rapids 

3:00 pm (No tickets required)

Zachary Graft, artistic director

This concert will include the beloved “Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major” by J.S. Bach

Music will be created by a chamber ensemble, organ & harpsichord.

February 4: African Drum Circle

11:00 a.m. Saturday morning 

Family Music Event in Centennial Hall

Leah Ivory, leader (conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus)

Approximately 40 drums from Africa are incorporated in this participatory, FUN family event.

A light lunch will be served at the end of the morning. 

 March 19: Calvin University Women’s Chorus and Cappella Choir

3:00 pm (no tickets required)

 Dr. Pearl Shangkuan, conductor

This concert will feature beautiful choral music accompanied by a string quartet and piano.  Sacred choral music will be sung by students in these outstanding choirs.

May 7: Vox GR: “Hearts and Hands and Voices”

3:30 pm (no tickets required)

 Dr. Chris Mason, conductor

This newly formed group is a select vocal ensemble of professional singers from the Grand Rapids area.   Dr. Mason is part of the music faculty at Aquinas College.   The program will include Bach Cantata 147 (which features the hymn “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”).  They will be accompanied by a small chamber orchestra.



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Grand Rapids, MI 49506


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Trinity Lutheran Church is a dynamic family called by God to nurture each other in our daily journeys of faith and to joyfully increase our response to all people in need, sharing God’s gifts of love and grace.