When in our Music God Is Glorified…

Holy Trinity is building a new vision of what church music looks like in the 21st Century.  Are you looking for a place to share your musical talents?  Have we got a place for you!

Adult Choir

Our Adult Choir is a fun-loving group of Christians committed to performing a diverse repertoire of music throughout the church year.  They perform everything from Spirituals, Praise Songs, and even the classics of choral literature.  In addition, they lead the congregation in singing at our 9:00am Sunday Service from September-June.  At Christmas, they present a choral concert before the 11:00pm Christmas Eve Service and also present a major work on Good Friday.  Reading music is helpful but not required.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday Evenings from 7:45-8:30pm.  For more information, Contact Adult Music Leader Pat Barnett at

Bell Choir

Our Bell Choir presents inspirational music on the third Sunday of the month from September-May at our 9:00am service.  We laugh as much as we play when we prepare to praise the Living God through our music.  Our rehearsals focus on improving our ringing technique and developing our note reading skills. 

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-7:45pm except on the week that we play in church.  We rehearse on Sunday morning at 8:00am immediately before the 9:30 service.

Joyful Juniors Children's Choir

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is blessed with the outstanding talents of Karen Colburn to lead our Children’s Choir called the Joyful Juniors.  The Choir is open to all youth, Kindergarten through 5th Grade. 

Our children enthusiastically perform on the first Sunday of the month (September-May) at both our 9:00am and 10:45am services.  Sometimes they also play handbells and percussion instruments with the choral piece they are singing.

The Joyful Juniors rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:00pm.

For children kindergarten through 5th Grade.  For more information contact



Holy Trinity Youth Choir

The Youth Choir meets every Wednesday during the school year from 6:00-6:30pm beginning September 6th.  This choir is for youth from 6th grade-12 grade.  They sing the first Sunday of the month beginning in October.  They will sing all the music at the contemporary service, which is at 10:45.  

 For more information contact


Praise Team

Our Praise Team is always looking for new members.  We are looking for instrumentalists and vocalists to help lead our congregation in song.

We rehearse on the Wednesday before the third Sunday from 7:00pm-8:00pm and on Sundays immediately after the 10:45am service for 30 minutes.  For more information, Contact Adult Music Leader Pat Barnett at

Performing Opportunities

Throughout the summer and at special services during the year, we look for opportunities to feature the musical talents of our members.  If you play an instrument or sing, this could be a great chance for you to praise God through song.  Maybe you’d like to get a group together to perform.  We can make that work too!

For more information or to schedule a date, Contact Adult Music Leader Pat Barnett at

About Our Adult Music Leader, Patrick Barnett

Patrick S. Barnett is the Adult Music Leader at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  He is also the Fine Arts Department Chair at Maine Township High School West in Des Plaines. He completed his undergraduate degree in Music Education at Northern Illinois University and the Master Of Music Education degree from DePaul University. In 2007, he completed a Masters in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University.  From 1990 until 2009, he was the choir director at Maine East High School for where he directed the Variety Show. His choirs performed for then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, at the United Nations Center in New York, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum, and numerous community and civic organizations in Des Plaines and Park Ridge.  The 2003 Chamber Singers were selected to perform at the Illinois Music Educator's All State Convention.  Prior to Maine, he taught junior high general music in Round Lake and Villa Park. An active performer, he has worked in a variety of situations including a rock and roll band, community bands, and various churches and community organizations. He is the past director of the Maine Township Chorale, a community choir whose make up includes alumni from the three Maine Township High Schools. He has directed the Illinois Ambassadors of Music Choir, which toured to Europe in 1998 and 2000. He has served on the board of the Illinois Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association as director of youth and student activities and as chair for the Chicagoland region. He has also served as Co-Chair of the IMEA District 7 Chorus.   From 2003-2014 he served as Illinois State Chair of the TRI-M Music Honor Society and from 2012-2014, Mr. Barnett served as Tri-M National Chair for the National Association for Music Education's Society of Honorary Organization and Societies.  In 2014, Mr. Barnett was appointed District 7 President of the Illinois Music Education Association.  An active clinician and adjudicator, Mr. Barnett is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the American Choral Directors Association, and the American Guild of Organists. Mr. Barnett is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education. Mr. Barnett lives in Lisle with his wife Lisa and their daughter Sophie.

About Our Children’s Choir Director, Karen Colburn

Karen I. Colburn is the Children's Choir Director at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. In 1973, she completed her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University in Elementary Education with a minor in math and science. She completed her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in English as a Second Language from National Louis University in 1990. Since then, she has taken 50+ graduate hours in many things related to education. She was employed in District 87 as a high school ESL tutor from 1984-1986. She was employed by the Valley View School District 365U in 1988. She taught first grade there for 25 years before retiring in 2013. She also directed the school choir of 4th and 5th graders her last 4 years. She is listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers". From 2002-2012 she studied piano with Martin Suarez through the College of DuPage. She combined her love of working with children and her love of music and began directing the Holy Trinity Lutheran Children's Choir in 2006. She began teaching piano from her home in 2007. She also gives group piano instruction through Holy Trinity's Creative Arts Camp.