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The World's Most Loved Christmas Oratorio
Sing a joyful noise with choir, symphony orchestra and soloists. Bring your musical score or if you arrive early, borrow one!
Sing Hallelujah with director Jay Trottier.
The Temple Hill Symphony is looking for the following instrumentalists:
- Thursday evenings
- Saturday mornings
For more information about playing with the Temple Hill Symphony, contact:
Please be aware that we are a community orchestra and are not able to compensate our members financially.
Maestro Jay Trottier began his musical journey at the age of five when he accompanied his mother to Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsals. Her rich alto voice accompanied by the 11,623 pipe organ stirred his soul, and a life-long interest and passion for music ensued.
Having studied several instruments including piano, oboe and clarinet, his instrument of choice today is the baton -- conducting! He founded and directed the Solano Community Symphony for seven years and has conducted various chamber orchestras throughout the region. In addition, he has produced and directed Messiah in the Fairfield and Vacaville communities for the past 30 years. As the Musical Director of the Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra for the past three years, he has led performances featuring Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, Broadway vocalists, and the Bay Area's most talented youth. This is his second year conducting the Nutcracker Ballet.
Jay is retired from the City of Fairfield and resides there with his wife, Becky. They have four children.
About the Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra
The Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra is comprised of volunteer musicians who are dedicated to providing great classical music to the public. The mission of the Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra is to foster excellence and innovation in the performance and presentation of great music; to enrich the lives of residents of the greater Oakland area; to educate current and future audiences; to provide opportunity for musicians to perform classics from the symphonic repertoire; and to cultivate a love of music by providing free concerts that educate, entertain, and inspire individuals and families in our community.
All of our concerts are free of charge, though we appreciate your support through a donation whenever possible.