Music is a great gift for drawing people to the gospel. It has the power to change the hearts of the listeners and the participants. God blesses us with many talents and we invite you to join in using those talents to serve and praise the Lord.
· The handbell choir is open to ringers high school age and older. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 6pm.
· The adult choir serves as the principal leader of the assembly's singing. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
· The children's choir is a way for kids to "make a joyful noise!" Children's choir meets during Sunday School at 9:30am.
Josh Coats is Trinity’s new Choir Director, interviewed by the Worship & Music team on July 28, and selected unanimously. Receiving his bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education in 2014 from East Central University in Ada, OK,
Josh studied choral methods with
Dr. Steven Walker. Josh was head high school choral director at Tecumseh Public Schools for 4 years.
He begins this month not only at Trinity but also at Norman High School as vocal music director.
His choir at Tecumseh High received superior ratings at contests, and Josh says he was happy to direct the choir in a broad range of musical genres from popular to sacred. He was consistently on the Dean’s Honor Roll as an undergraduate, and was named
Outstanding Music Student Teacher for Fall 2014.
Josh is affiliated professionally with National Association for Music Educators, Oklahoma Music Educators Association,
and American Choral Directors Association.
Josh grew up in Tecumseh with his parents and two siblings, Deloris and David. Most of his family resides in the Tecumseh/Shawnee area. In his free time, Josh listens to choral music, binges shows on Netflix, and attends arts related shows and activities. Josh says, “I’m thrilled to be working with Trinity Lutheran Choir.”
Music Director/Organist/ Bell Director
Bob was raised in South Jersey in Palmyra, his
father’s hometown, right across the Delaware
River from Philadelphia. His college days were
spent at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and worked in DC for two years after
graduation, moving to Oklahoma, where he put down roots. Bob started playing the organ in
college, when the organist at the church he was
attending died suddenly. Bob comes to Trinity
from Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Bethany
after 16 years there; prior to that, he was at St.
Paul’s Lutheran for more than 10 years.