I know it’s not even Advent yet, but on this blustery November morning, as I listen to the carols, I am caught up in the worshipful and tender feel of Michael’s arrangements. My goodness! His arrangement of Sing of Mary is worth the price of the whole album.
Here’s a bio Michael provided:
Michael Trolly was born near Toronto, Canada, in 1984. Raised in an Evangelical Protestant family, Michael began to explore the Anglican tradition in his teens, after his father bought him a copy of the Prayer Book. He was confirmed in the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada by Bishop (now Monsignor) Robert Mercer in 2003, and became a seminarian of that body shortly after. Michael studied theology and music at multiple universities, and holds BA and MA degrees in theology from Canadian Mennonite University, and an MDiv from St Paul University.
Michael briefly served as the ACCC’s diocesan secretary, and participated in synods in Halifax and Vancouver that endorsed unity with the Catholic Church.
Ordained as an Anglican deacon by Bishop (now Monsignor) Carl Reid in 2011, Michael served as Assistant Curate at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ottawa. Michael and his wife Rebecca (a former Wesleyan Church minister) were received into the Catholic Church the following year. They remain parishioners at Annunciation, now a parish of the Ordinariate, where Michael serves as organist and cantor. They are expecting a third child in January, and the family shares their home with a feline named after Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.