St. Thomas has a long history of excellence in music . We sing Anglican classics as well as music of living Episcopal composers. We have commissioned several choral and handbell works. The St. Thomas Choir also likes to travel, and in the last decade has sung at the Washington National Cathedral, Wells and Norwich Cathedrals in England, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. A pilgrimage to Dublin is planned for 2022.
This non-auditioned choir sings for the 10:30 worship service and for special services during the church year. Singing in the choir requires an enthusiasm for choral singing and basic music reading skills. The St. Thomas choir is composed of adults and teens in high school. Musicians are also welcome to play an instrument in worship. While maintaining high standards through hard work and dedication, we also have a lot of fun together. The choir is a warm and supportive community. Note: as of November 2021 St. Thomas Choir members and those playing a wind instrument must have received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Rehearsals typically take place on Wednesdays from 6:45 – 8:30 PM and on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.
The Children’s Choir is for children between the ages of 4 years old and 5th grade. They sing several times a year at our 10:30 worship service and on important occasions. Their participation in the choir is a wonderful way for our children to learn more about music, the church liturgy and hymnal, and to become an active participant in worship. Ms. Katie encourages them to sing with enthusiasm and to bring meaning and focus to the words of their anthems. As of November 2021 this group is not meeting. Children’s Choir rehearsals will resume when it is deemed safe to do so.
This is an inter-generational choir that provides general musical leadership while the St. Thomas Choir is off in the summer. This non-vested choir meets in the choir room at 10 AM to prepare for the service at 10:30. This is a perfect time to bring the entire family and enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the choir loft.
If you play a musical instrument proficiently we would love to feature you in our services. Please contact Organist and Choir Master, Rick McKnight, directly.