St. Thomas Aquinas Music Department

St. Thomas Aquinas Sacred Music

Through music, we fulfill God’s instructions to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs and to praise Him with musical instruments. By dedication and diligent rehearsal, we seek to offer the best music as an offering to God.

Our music program provides leadership for worship and offers our parishioners the opportunity for Christian service, spiritual growth, and musical education through the various choirs.

We receive many blessings from the various talents of our parish members as they generously donate their time and musical gifts. Each person offers a unique talent that God bestows upon him or her. Together, we rehearse and perfect beautiful moments that we pray will nourish the souls of the parish and provide glimpses into the beauty of the Divine.

We welcome new members to the choirs throughout the year. We offer the following information as a means of sharing with you information about our musical family. To sign up for an email newsletter regarding upcoming events and musical opportunities at St. Thomas, please submit your email here to be placed on our mailing list (St. Thomas Aquinas will not share email addresses with any outside parties).

Upcoming Concerts for 2017

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10that 7:30 p.m. – Thomas Ospital - ORGAN RECITAL

 

Organist THOMAS OSPITAL is Titulaire of the grand organ at St. Eustache Church in Paris, and newly-appointed Organist in Residence at Maison de la Radio (Radio France Concert Hall).  Mr. Ospital, winner of prizes at several international organ competitions, will make his North Texas debut at St. Thomas. Particularly acclaimed for his skill and invention at improvisation, his program will include some examples. This concert is part of the Robert T. Anderson Recital Series sponsored by the Dallas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. For more information, please visit www.dallasago.org.  Admission is FREE.


St. Thomas Aquinas Advent/Christmas Choir Concert Series

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6that 7:30 p.m. – Lessons & Carols

 

The ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHOIR, under the direction of Michael Conrady, will perform a Festival of Lessons & Carols in the inspired tradition begun at Kings College, Cambridge, in 1918. Join us for an evening that is the perfect blend of scripture, song and candlelight.  Admission is FREE.

 

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11that 7:00 p.m. – Christmas with the Texas Boys Choir

 

The more than 80 treble voices of the TEXAS BOYS CHOIR (TBC), under the direction of new Artistic Director Dr. D. Jason Bishop, returns to St. Thomas fortheir annual performance of sacred and holiday music. For more than 70 years, TBC has been acclaimed as one of the best boys choirs in the world by international audiences. They have sung for Popes, Presidents and Kings and made 40-plus recordings.  Please see www.texasboyschoir.org for additional information and ticket prices. 

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16that 7:30 p.m. – Orpheus Chamber Singers presents A British Chrismas

 

Acclaimed for “beautifully-refined choral singing,” the two dozen professional voices of the ORPHEUS CHAMBER SINGERS celebrates the holiday in song at St. Thomas once again. Under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Donald Krehbiel, the group will sing a program of seasonal works from Great Britain.  Please see www.orpheuschambersingers.org for additional information and ticket prices. 

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31ST at 7:30 p.m. and MONDAY, JANUARY 1ST at 3:00 p.m.

The Dallas Bach Society presents New Years Bach 

 

DALLAS BACH SOCIETY, under the direction of Artistic Director James Richman, returns home to St. Thomas Aquinas!  The early-music ensemble celebrates its 35th Anniversary with a program of the complete Brandenburg Concertos by J.S. Bach. Dallas Bach Society was founded in 1982 by Paul Riedo, then Music Director of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. The group performed at St. Thomas during Mr. Riedo’s tenure as their Artistic Director, 1982-1994. Please see www.dallasbach.org for additional information and ticket prices. 

 

For more information about St. Thomas Aquinas Sacred Music, contact Michael Conrady at conrady@stadallas.org.