Jazz vespers series highlights Lent at Trinity

NEW ORLEANS Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, has a month of music planned, including the third year of its jazz vespers series on Sundays at 9 p.m. during Lent.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Port Washington Choral Ensembles and Symphonic Winds present 60 members in a varied program of classical and jazz music.

At 5 p.m., the McGehee School Concert Choir performs.

And at 9 p.m, jazz pianist Tom McDermott will take part in the jazz vespers service, a 30-minute program featuring musical selections and Scripture readings.

The regular candlelight Organ and Labyrinth program is every Tuesday at 6 p.m., featuring Albinas Prizgintas on the 5000-pipe Trinity tracker organ, playing all styles of music.

On March 17, the church welcomes the Otterbein University Concert Choir from Ohio at 5 p.m., 50 outstanding singers in a varied repertoire from classics to spirituals. At 9 p.m., the jazz vespers service presents cellist/vocalist Helen Gillet and guest.

At 5 p.m. on March 24, the Benson Concert Choir of Minnesota brings 50 singers performing classic, jazz and pop, and the jazz vespers at 9 p.m. features Opera Creole.

On March 31 at 5 p.m., Prizgintas plays “Triumphant Music of All Ages.”

For more information, call (504) 670-2520 or visit http://www.trinitynola.com.