- About The Trees Community

The Trees Community (also called "The Trees Group" or "The Trees", or our original name - "The Symphony of Souls in Christ") were a 1970's Christian religious community as well as a music group.  The Trees are reknowned for original liturgal compositions played on over 80 instruments from all over the world. These were frequently performed in churches and concert settings throughout the US and Canada.

Trees at Pecos, NM, among wildflowers

About the Religious order

The Trees Community was a religious order of the Episcopal Church in America, based at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

About our Church Associations

Originally, the Trees had no church association. In our travels we gained several close associations with other communities, including the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the Methodist Korean Community of Jamaica, Queeens, The Abbey of Gethsemani (Roman Catholic) in Trappist Kentucky, The Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Roman Catholic) in Pecos, New Mexico, the Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) in Houston, Texas, and the Community Church of the Brethren (Hutterite) in Bright, Ontario.