The Adult Choir is the principal vocal ensemble at St. Thomas Aquinas.The Choir is an image of the Church itself, in which there are many different gifts that are given in service to the Church. All levels of musical ability are welcome.The Adult Choir regularly sings at the 10:45 am Solemn Mass and for Solemnities and other special occasions. The choir rehearses Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, and Sunday morning warm-up at 9:45 am, in Saint Avila Hall. As well as providing leadership at liturgies and sacraments the Adult Choir often performs concerts and makes performance tours both domestically and abroad.
The choir draws from a rich repertoire of music from plainsong chant to present day music including spirituals and gospel music. Regular composers include Tallis, Byrd, Vittoria, Fauré, Mozart, Franck, Bach, Handel, Duruflé, Poulenc to the modern Tavener, Rutter, Nestor and Proulx. For a current listing of the seasons choral repertoire please see our Music Schedule.
Enjoyment is the key to success of the Adult Choir. The members who sing do it because they have fun singing together. It is a great opportunity to make new friends and grow in your spiritual life as well. Please call the Office of Music Ministry for more information.
The resident professional Schola Cantorum sings with the Adult Choir at the 10:45 am Solemn Mass, Solemnities and various Feasts and Celebrations throughout the Church year. The Schola Cantorum also provides music for Diocesean liturgies in conjunction with the Schola Cantorum of Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral. This group is an advanced choral group and requires a deep commitment to the ensemble. The music is selected from many genres from the 9th century to music of the present day.
Membership in this ensemble is by audition only. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years choral experience and have significant sight reading skills. Please call the Office of Music Ministry for more information.