Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble
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Kyle Ramey, the director of Music Ministries at Trinity Episcopal Church, took over as music director of the Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble in 2017 upon the retirement of the group's founding director, Richard Probert. Kyle previously served as the accompanist and organist for the chorus beginning in 2008. A native of Winchester, Va., he received a bachelor of music degree cum laude in organ performance from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J., studying with the late Eugene Roan. As an organist, Kyle has performed throughout the United States, including sessions with the National Association of Schools of Music, the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, as well as the Choristers Guild. More recent performances include a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, two Bach marathons at St. Lawrence University in Canton and several performances for the Trinity Concert Series.

In addition to being a church musician, Kyle was a founding member of Reverberation, a professional handbell choir based in Bucks County, Pa.; served as the assistant conductor of the world-renowned Westminster Concert Handbell Choir; has been a member and guest conductor of the River Ringers Handbell Choir in Watertown; served as a grant review panel member for the New York State Council on the Arts; and is the founder and artistic director of the a capella choir Watertown Musica Viva. He founded and oversees the Trinity Concert Series.

As a singer and accompanist, Kyle has performed works with many organizations including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Trenton Symphony Orchestra well as with the Ridgewood Symphony (N.J.), the Raritan Valley Choral Society (N.J.) and Northern Choral Society in Watertown.  Mr. Ramey joined Trinity Parish in February 2006 and may be contacted at (315) 788-6290, ext. 23, or music@trinitywatertown.org.