THE TRINITY CHORALE
Nnamdi John Amadi
THE TRINITY CHORALE is a privately run choral group based in Lagos, Nigeria. Founded in April 2014 with a view to promoting choral music appreciation and quality choral singing amongst youths towards the edification and for the peace and progress of the community; the Chorale’s objective was to bring about musical performances (of choral works by Nigerian and foreign composers) of sufficiently high standard for local and international consumption.
The Chorale performs a wide range of repertoire of sacred, secular choral, seasonal, classical, contemporary and popular music in an annual series of concerts in addition to performances for various charities and community organizations in Lagos, Asaba, Ibadan and Abuja. It also provides choral/musical services for private audiences and occasions such as weddings, birthdays, house warmings/dedications, funerals, AGMs/luncheons and end of year events.
The chorale’s general repertoire includes Motets and Madrigals; Christmas carols of various periods and nationalities; unaccompanied (A capella) choral music of all periods from the 15th Century to the present day; "Negro" Spirituals arranged by African and American composers; African folk songs, and arrangements of Nigerian folk songs from all around the country, as well as original works by Nigerian composers.
Some of the Chorale’s notable achievements to mention but a few, are:
- NOMINEE, Choral Group of the Year (The Eagle Awards) 2019
- WINNER, National Classical Music Competition (Southwest Nigeria) –August 2019
- WINNER, Hours With The Masters (International Choral Competition) –August 2017
- Top 10 Choral Groups in Nigeria (choralhub.com) –September 2017
In the few years since its founding, the Chorale has grown in reputation and has become a reference point for good choral music making amongst classical choral music practitioners and enthusiasts, as it is reckoned to be one of the very best and most sophisticated choral groups in the country!
Nnamdi John Amadi, Founder and Director of the Trinity Chorale, is a vastly experienced and award winning Church musician with over 25years choral singing experience. A graduate of Creative Arts from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, Nnamdi studied Choral Practice and Conducting under the legendary H.R.H. Igwe Prof. Laz E. N. Ekwueme IV.
He was Choirmaster General of St. Dominic’s Parish, Yaba –Lagos from 2006 to 2012 during which period he led the parish choir to win the Lagos Archdiocesan Choir Competitions (2008) and successfully defended the title at the 2011 edition of the same competitions. In recognition of his commitment and passion for quality choral singing, he was appointed in 2012 as Choirmaster General of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Choir, Lagos State by the CAN State ExCo under the leadership of Very Rev. Msgr. Bernard Okodua and Archbishop George Amun, a post he held until April 2018. He was also the Choirmaster General of the Lagos Catholic Archdiocesan Choir from April 2013 – August 2016. Upon the expiration of his tenure with the Music Commission, he decided to focus fully on growing and building his private choir which he had formed in 2014 to provide a platform to preserve and promote choral music and its appreciation among our teeming youth.