Thanks to all for your sympathy and input. My point was, it won't change. I have known the man for several years, and this is my church. Additionally, his son plays trumpet, and I helped him out by finding a real nice Getzen 900 and securing it on eBay. He hears what he hears and that's it. He is a fine choral director and one whale of a piano player. And Rowuk, I told him after the first performance that playing at the volume level he wanted was next to impossible. The other trumpet player shook his head at one passage above the staff that I played at a whisper. I just decided that it was better for my sanity to sing. Besides, the director had already said that he would prefer that I sing and that the church had to spend the extra money for a trumpet player. Problem solved.