Tuesday
Oct212014

Improvements to Come!

We are always trying to come up with new ways to make improvements to Trinity-on-Main, to ensure that we have a consistent representation of what our goal is for this organization.  

With that said, I am very happy to announce that in the next couple of weeks we will be making some much needed improvements in order to keep things fresh and up to date.

The Website:

We have been working on a much needed complete makeover for our website.  Our goal is make it more user friendly and easier to navigate, all while updating outdated content as well as getting rid of unnecessary content.  We are working on cleaning it up, to give it a simple, seamless look.  Be sure to look for the announcement of our new and improved website in just a few short weeks.

Social Media:

As most may know, Trinity-on-Main can be found on both Facebook and Twitter, but we have decided to expand our social media reach and we have just joined Instagram! Our goal is to be able to feature photos of upcoming shows, performances in action, as well as the beautiful architecture of our historic theater and building.  If you have Instagram, you can follow us at @trinityonmain!

We are very excited to implement some of these necessary changes, and we hope to only continue our improvements to ensure the success of Trinity-on-Main!

Wednesday
Sep172014

Congratulations to Zoe Vandermeer!

Trinity-on-Main would like to congratulate the newest member of our family, Zoe Vandermeer for winning 3rd place (tie) as well as earning a special citation for vocal and instrumental excellence in the in the women's opera divisions of The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards.

As a professional opera singer, composer, songwriter, baroque harpist and Celtic harpist, Zoe is also a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

She is the winner of the Bay Area Vocal Competition, Finalist in the London Young Artists Early Music Competition, and recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, Emerging Artists Fund, and the MTNA Foundation Grant Fund.

As a soloist with orchestras and opera companies and as a singing harpist, Ms. Vandermeer performs internationally, is on the roster of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, and has been a featured guest on numerous radio shows in the US and Scotland.  Her solo voice/baroque triple harp album 'Angel's Wine, the Songs of John Dowland' won 2nd place for Best Classical Album by JPF international songwriting organization and her new voice/Welsh triple harp album featuring the music of Mozart, Handel, and 18th century Welsh harpist Richard Jones is slated for release this Winter.

Ms. Vandermeer is also an accomplished on-location classical recording engineer and producer; she has written for Classical Singer Magazine, and given presentations at the Classical Singer Conventions in New York City and Philadelphia, with audio and video clients including the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, Bedford Chamber Concerts, State Farm Insurance, Sonos Handbell Ensemble, Chelsea Opera, New York Consort of Viols, numerous opera singers, and the Institute for American Indian Studies.  As a music director, she has directed for theatre companies in the Bay Area and Connecticut, as well as having extensive experience as a church choral director/organist in Connecticut and New York.

Zoe Vandermeer has been providing professional vocal and piano instruction for children and adults for many years. Her young students as well as adult students can often be seen in lead roles and as soloists on Connecticut stages dedicated to musical theatre, rock, pop, classical, singer songwriter, and jazz. We could not be more thrilled to have Zoe and her organization, The Successful Voice Studio, as a part of the Trinity-on-Main team!

All of us at Trinity-on-Main would like to offer our sincerest congratulations to Zoe on all of her success and wish her nothing but continued success in the future!

If you would like more information about Zoe, or the professional services she offers through her organization, The Successful Voice, please visit www.thesuccessfulvoice.com

Wednesday
Jul112012

Spotlight on our Partners: Queen Ann Nzinga Center

As things slow down here for the summer we would like to bring to
your attention some great organizations that make their home at
Trinity-on-Main.


About Queen Ann Nzinga Center:

The Queen Ann Nzinga Center is one of four arts organization that
currently calls Trinity-on-Main home. They hold their meetings,
classes, rehearsals and events here at T-o-M and also maintain an
office in our Chestnut St building.The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc.,
founded in 1989, is an umbrella organization with two programming
divisions; Nzinga’s Watoto which houses the Center’s youth group
programs, and Nzinga’s Daughters, which houses the Center’s
community cultural education programs.


Youth Programs:
These programs are designed to build self-esteem, enhance life
skills, and foster creativity in an environment that celebrates
diversity and provides inter-generational mentoring. The Fall program
focuses on working together to acquire the skills (performance and
personal) and discipline to stage a multi-faceted, multi-act Kwanzaa
celebration show. Kwanzaa is an African American cultural holiday
that promotes 7 principles: unity, self-determination, collective
works and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity,
and faith. The Fall program runs from September to the December 29th
Kwanzaa performance.

Interested in enrolling your child?
Open House: Saturday, September 15th from noon to 5pm
Email: qancinc@gmail.com or call 860-229-8389

Events:
These are just some of the exciting events presented by the Queen Ann
Nzinga Center at Trinity-on-Main in the coming season:

Hispanic Heritage Celebration - September 22nd- the day starts with aSalsa Dancing Class led by Rey Bermudez at 2pm and continues with a headlining performance by Latin legend Ray Gonzalez

Kwanzaa- December 28th- an wonderful evening of performance led by the youth program
described above

Women's History Celebration- March 23rd - Honoring
women in our community and celebrating women everywhere!

For more information on the Queen Ann Nzinga Center and their
wonderful events and programs, please visit www.nzingasdaughters.com
or call 860-229-8389

Thursday
Jun212012

Gala- Huge Success!

The Trinity-on-Main Gala was a huge success! We made a lot of money to help support our cause and everyone said they had a great time! Thanks so much to Linda Klopp and the Gala Committee and all of you who attended and donated!!

Friday
Mar302012

Annual Gala is announced!

The Annual Gala goes Carribean this year with "A Night in the Carribean" on June 9th. We will have a live steel drum band playing, will have a silent auction and a live auction (hosted by WTIC's Ray Dunaway) and food with a tropical flair by Michael's Catering.

Have fun at a great event for a great cause!

For more info, please click here