The Trinity Stage

Church of The Holy Trinity is partnering with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet to produce live performances and community events on the newly named, “Trinity Stage” on the church lawn! We are located right on Main Street in Middletown.

We are looking to host a variety of performing arts locally and from throughout CT.

If you would like to rent the stage for an event or performance, send an email to stage@ekklesiaballet.org where our Stage Coordinator will get back to you shortly!

After reaching out to the Stage Coordinator, you will then need to complete the required “Event Agreement” and email us a “Certificate Of Insurance.” If you are unable to get a COI, you will need to complete an Indemnity Agreement.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

FIRST FRIDAY: MIDDLETOWN ARTS FEST – Friday Friday of each month
June 3, July 1, August 5, and September 2 5:00-8:00pm

Middletown Arts Fest brings ‘the arts’ to Main Street, Middletown through a series of monthly & annual events. Join us on the First Friday of every month for pop-up vendors, dance performances, live music & more.

Ekklesia’s Intensive Performance – Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:30-8:00pm

Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet is wrapping up their two week pre-professional intensive with a performance on the Trinity Stage. Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Capoeira and Hip Hop Class Demos – Saturday, August 13, 2022 5:30-6:30pm

Come learn some amazing Afro-Brazilian and Afro-contemporary dance forms with Kevin DeShields and Ginnette Christie! FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Bring water and clothes to move in!
SCHEDULE:
Aug. 13th 5:30-6pm Capoeria w/Kevin
Aug. 13th 6-6:30pm Hip Hop w/Ginette

Buttonwood Tree Pop-Up Show – Friday, August 19, 2022 5:00-8:00pm

Pop up show by Buttonwood Tree performers! Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Middlesex Music Academy concert – Friday, August 26, 2022 5:00-8:00pm

Pop up music show! Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

River Valley Dance & Hartford Dance Collective program – Saturday, August 27, 2022 5:30-7:00pm

Come enjoy the Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Embers In Transit concert – Saturday, October 1, 2022 at time TBA

Come enjoy some live music by Embers In Transit which includes some members of the CHT Praise Band. Please bring your own chair or blanket. FREE EVENT

PAST EVENTS:

Embers In Transit concert – Friday, June 24, 2022 at 7:00pm

Come enjoy some live music by Embers In Transit which includes some members of the CHT Praise Band. Please bring your own chair or blanket. FREE EVENT

Middlesex Music Academy concert – Friday, July 8, 2022 5:00-8:00pm

Pop up music show by Michael Commings! Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Michael Winograd & The Honorable Mentsh – Saturday, July 9, 2022 6:00-8:00pm

The Honorable Mentshn were busy on the road touring their album “Kosher Style,” in 2020. Looking at a year packed with gigs, the world had other plans for this Brooklyn kapelye. The inevitable success, fame and fortune that would accompany such a milestone release, alas, wasn’t meant to be. “Stardom was in our grasp,” claimed the band’s trombonist Daniel Blacksberg. “Celebrity and prestige was just around the corner,” cried pianist Carmen Staaf. “Blood, sweat and tears…. for what??,” exclaimed bassist Zoe Guigueno. And while concert appearances were canceled, and thousands of dollars were lost, it was the sinking morale of the band that hit the hardest. But hope was not lost for these mentshn. It was the music that would revive the creative spirit! In the summer of 2021, the band members reconvened in New Jersey, and recorded what might just be their most recent album to date. Packed with the energy, passion and drive that listeners have come to expect from the Honorable Mentshn, “Early Bird Special,” delivers the schmaltz drenched, hard-hitting Klezmer music that your soul craves, and gets you onto the dance floor.
 
Michael Winograd – clarinet
Dan Blacksberg – trombone
Will Holshouser – accordion
Carmen Staaf – piano
Zoe Guigueno – bass
David Licht – drums

FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Power is Within the Stories – Friday, July 15, 2022 5:00-6:30pm

Come see amazingly talented youth perform their original music and poetry on the Trinity Stage! FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Middlesex Music Academy concert – Saturday, July 22, 2022 5:00-8:00pm

Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Compostable Dance Collective presents: “Composting Ancestry, Place, and Time – Friday, July 29, 2022 5:00-6:30pm

Watch the first ever performance-sharing live and in-person! Founded by Zoe Farnsworth, the Compostable Dance Collective seeks to connect diverse places and people together through creative process. We strive to make body-centered art that fosters healthy, dynamic and community-centered relationships. We ask “what is compostable dance?”. How can this process help break down the dying, broken ideas and systems that trap us and instead allow us to tell our own stories and create the ground for a more fertile future.

Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. This event is FREE, but donations are appreciated.