Composer Festival 2016

TrenneyComposer Festival 2016
Tom Trenney
Saturday, November 5, 2016


Singers and Conductors from around Metropolitan Detroit join together each year for a day of great music making while exploring the music of a leading composer. This year’s festival will feature the compositions of Tom Trenney. No stranger to this area, Tom is well known as an organist, conductor, and teacher. His organ improvisations and hymn sings have delighted many listeners in our community. Now we have the opportunity to explore another avenue of Tom’s music, his choral compositions. You won’t want to miss this engaging and inspiring day of music making. This year’s festival will feature a special appearance by sounding Light, a chamber choir under Tom’s direction.


  • For Everyone Born
  • Clear Our Heart
  • Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
  • My Hope is Built
  • Love Arrives
  • I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
  • We Shall Overcome

Plus, a hymn arrangement written especially for our festival and an improvised congregational singing event!

The Day’s Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00 am             Registration
9:00 am – 3:00 pm      Rehearsals, Lunch, more Rehearsal
7:00 pm                          Concert Warm-up
7:30 pm                          Concert
8:30 pm                          Reception

Registration Fee: $20
Lunch: $9.25
Repertoire Packet: $10.50


Register and Order Repertoire Packet Online by clicking here.
For questions, more information, or to register by phone, contact us at 248-646-1200 x 3125 or email the Music Department. 

The fine print: All participants must have original music, no photocopies will be permitted. Also, there will be no refunds for music once the music is mailed, and no refunds for registration or lunch unless we receive the cancellation by Monday, October 31. Registration will close October 31 or when we reach 140 participants.

Click Here to read Tom Trenney’s full biography.