A series of Noonday Recitals is held in the spring and fall of each year. Mainly presented in the Hintz Room, the concerts are held on Wednesdays from 12:05 – 12:30 p.m. and feature a wide variety of musicians and musical styles. All of our recital programs are recorded for broadcast locally in the Reading area and published on our website and YouTube channel. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when we have new programs available.
2017 Spring Noonday Recital Series
May 3 – Karen Eddinger, organ
Karen S. Eddinger joined the Trinity staff as Minister of Music in August 2011. She had previously served as Trinity’s Music Intern and Assistant Director of Music from 1981-1989, during which time she began the church’s handbell program. Immediately prior to rejoining the staff at Trinity, Karen was the Minister/Director of Music at St. John’s (Hain’s) UCC, Wernersville, PA, where she served for twenty-two years. In addition to church work, Karen is the accompanist for the Women’s Chorale at Albright College. She was also the Choristers Director of the Berks Classical Children’s Chorus, a position she held from the organization’s inception in 1992 through spring 1996.
A magna cum laude graduate of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, Karen holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music.
Natives of Oley, Karen and her husband, Ron, continue to live in the Oley Valley. They have three grown sons, Geoffrey, Zachary, and Jesse. In her spare time, Karen enjoys disc golfing and knitting prayer shawls.
May 10 – The Three Sopranos – Carolann Schneiderhan, Anna Sallade, and Jennifer Michalik
Carolann Schneiderhan graduated High School from Governor Mifflin School District. While in high school, she performed as a soloist in the RSO Byndenwood Youth Concert Series on voice and piano. After high school, she obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Carolann continued music studies at West Chester and Villanova University and obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Education at Gratz College. Mrs. Schneiderhan taught elementary music in the public schools for the Reading and Wilson School Districts and for several years was the Director of Choirs and Orchestra for the Governor Mifflin School District. Carolann enjoys teaching voice lessons in her private studio and having always felt called to work in the church, she is currently employed with the West Lawn United Methodist Church as the Pastor of Administration.
Mrs. Schneiderhan has been blessed to have the opportunity to perform as a soprano soloist with the Reading Choral Society, Reading Civic Opera, Reading Pops Orchestra, Berks Classical Childrens’ Chorus, the Pittsburg Youth Chorus, and at many local churches and events. She is currently a member of the choirs at West Lawn UMC and also enjoys singing with the Wheatland Chorale where she often has the opportunity to do solo work.
Annie Sallade, a graduate of Penn State University, is actively involved in the vocal and choral arts. She is a member and soloist of the Wheatland Chorale, which under the direction of Eric Riley, was awarded bronze honors at the Rimini International Choral Competition in Italy in September 2015. A former member and soloist of the Reading Choral Society, she has been a frequent participant in Berks County’s Fall Festival of the Arts, the annual Celebration of the Arts at Atonement Lutheran Church in Wyomissing, PA, and Musical Associates, a Lancaster choral ensemble.
Annie has studied voice with Raymond Brown, Dail Richie, and most recently, the late Thomas Houser. Annie has presented recitals for the Reading Symphony Orchestra League, The Highlands at Wyomissing, Atonement Lutheran’s Artist Series, Trinity Lutheran’s Noonday Recitals and Lancaster Church of the Brethren Starlight Tea Concerts. She is an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sinking Spring where she serves as soloist and choir director.
A member of local, state and national music teacher associations, she has taught voice at Albright College and Lancaster Bible College; Annie has also served as an adjudicator for the Reading Musical Foundation Annual Scholarship Auditions for high school voice students. She maintains a private studio in her home and is an adjunct teacher of voice at The King’s Academy in Mohrsville, PA.
Soprano Jennie Nolan Michalik is an Assistant Professor of Music at Alvernia University and has also served on the Marywood University music faculty. She has been a frequent local and regional guest soloist and recitalist and participated numerous times in the Carnegie Hall Professional Choral Workshops and concerts. She sings with the Wheatland Chorale and enjoys singing frequently here at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church.
May 17 – Danny Bishop, cello
Danny Bishop, an eighth grade honor roll student in the Exeter Township school district, has been studying cello for six years. He began his cello studies with Crystal Jordan and is currently studying with Priscilla Lee (associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra). In 2016, Danny was the principal cellist of his school orchestra, the Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra, the Berks Junior County Orchestra, and the PMEA District 10 Orchestra. Danny was also the 2016 winner of the Voorhees Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and one of the winners in the Reading Symphony Orchestra League competition. As a winner in the RSOL competition, he was selected to perform a solo with the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra. For the past five years, Danny has won first place in his age category in the Katherine N. Quartner-Rita Quartner Herman String Scholarship through Reading Musical Foundation.
This past summer, Danny attended Curtis Institute’s Young Artists Summer Program (YASP) in Philadelphia, where high school, college, and conservatory students from all over the world engaged in an intense three week session with Curtis faculty and alumni including Joshua Gersen, assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic. In prior summers, Danny attended the Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF) with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and performed under the direction of Cristian Macelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra conductor-in-residence. Danny was a concerto competition finalist at both the YASP and the PIMF festivals.
Danny has performed in master classes with Philadelphia Orchestra members Yumi Kendall, Kim Fisher, and Derek Barnes, and also studied with Gloria De Pasquale and Alex Veltman, as well as Thomas Kraines of the Daedalus Quartet, and international cello soloist and recording artist Soo Bae. During this school year, Danny has been playing with the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra under the direction of Rosalind Erwin.
May 24 – Andrew Lutz-Long, organ
Andrew Lutz-Long serves as Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church, Perkasie, where he oversees four choirs and the Trinity Concert Series. Drew also serves as Chapel Organist at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, and currently is filling a term as Dean of the Lehigh Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Additionally, Drew is Assistant Director and an accompanist for the Valley Choral Society, based out of Pennsburg. Drew is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College. During those four year he was able to gain experience by directing the LVC Chapel Choir, accompanying the College Choir, singing in the Concert Choir, working in the Admissions Office, and serving as a drum major in the marching band for a semester. This past year, he began working as part of the worship team for an annual Leadership Guild designed for newly ordained clergy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and began working with the worship team of the SEPA Synod Assembly.
2015 – 2016 Artists Included:
Erwin Chandler, French horn
Robert Horton, organ
Toni Marie Palmertree, soprano
Lars Potteiger, piano
Centre Park Flutes
Tim Gross, saxophone; David Gross, organ
Jacob Leonowitz, piano and organ
Jennifer and Juilanne Michalik, soprano and piano
Joseph Russell, organ
Kristen Diehl, soprano