Music at St. Thomas
Music in our worship takes many forms, including traditional hymn singing, choir anthems, and instrumental music. Most of our hymns come from The Hymnal, 1982. We do, however, incorporate newer music from the supplemental hymnals Wonder, Love, and Praise, and Lift Every Voice and Sing. The choir provides leadership for most of the music, with occasional help from talented instrumentalists among the congregation.
The Sunday 8:00 AM service uses much simpler music, with a cappella singing of hymns and service music.
St. Thomas Choirs
The Adult choir has about 16 members. The choir offers beautiful music for the glory of God each Sunday at the 10:00 AM service. All interested members of the congregation are welcome. Operatic voices are not necessary. All that’s required is an enjoyment of music, a commitment to the program, and desire for wonderful camaraderie. The Adult choir practices on Thursday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and Sundays at 9:30 AM starting the first full week in September and continuing through early June.
The Children’s music program will take place following the 10:00 AM service, starting in September of 2018. Grab a cookie at coffee hour and meet Ms. Susan in the sanctuary. See the September Messenger for more details.
Adult Choir Contact: Walter Koehler
Children’s Music Program: Susan Allen
Note this was the first recording in refurbished sanctuary, which is more lively. Therefore, this recording is too hot!
This anthem was inspired by Jeff Crigler's father-in-law, who found a painting by this title and made a note in his music notes about "The Road Home." He died in January 2013. At the time of this recording, the composer was also near death.
Sung on the Occasion of the Bishop's Visitation to St. Thomas.
This anthem begins with If Ye Love Me by Tallis and segues to A Gaelic Blessing by Rutter.
Sung by the adult choir and the children's choir.
Sung on a Sunday with baptisms. You can hear the joyful sound of one of the babies in the background!