Saint Thomas Aquinas Choir

The St. Thomas Aquinas Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., September through June, and sings at the Sunday 11:00 a.m. mass, as well as concerts and special liturgies throughout the year. In 2016, the choir toured Ireland, and a tour of Austria is planned for Spring, 2019.

The choir's repertoire is traditional sacred music spanning over a thousand years of church history, from chant and polyphony to contemporary composers, with an emphasis on the works of Bach, Mozart and other baroque and classical composers. Concert works performed in recent years include requiem masses by Mozart, Michael Haydn, Durufle, Faure, and Rutter; Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Messiah (Handel), St. John Passion (Bob Chilcott), A Ceremony of Carols (Britten) and select cantatas by J.S. Bach.

The St. Thomas Aquinas Choir welcomes new adult members by audition. Requirements include the ability to read music, choral singing experience and commitment to regular attendance. If you are interested in joining the St. Thomas Aquinas Choir, please contact Michael Conrady, Director of Music.

2017-18 Season Anthems

Archer – Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester
Attwood – Teach Me, O Lord
Bach – Crucifixus (from Mass in b minor)
Bach – Ich stehan deiner Krippen hier
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
Bairstow – And I Saw a New Heaven
Bairstow – I Sat Down Under His Shadow
Bairstow – The King of Love, My Shepherd Is
Berger – The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee
Biery – O Sacrum Convivium
Bruckner – Locus Iste
Byrd – Ave Verum Corpus
Byrd – Lord Make Me to Know Thy Ways
Chilcott – God So Loved the World
Durufle – Ubi Caritas
Farrant – Call to Remembrance
Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Gjeilo –The Ground
Gjeilo – Ubi Caritas
Goodall – The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)
Goss – O Saviour of the World
Handel – Behold the Lamb of God & And He Shall Purify (from Messiah)
Handl – Ecce Concipies
Harris – The Holy Eucharist
Howells – Like As the Hart
de Lasso – Adoramus te Christe
de Lasso – Jubilate Deo
Ley – Prayer of King Henry VI
Manz – E’en So, Lord  Jesus, Quickly Come
Mendelssohn – Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord (from Elijah)
Mendelssohn – Grant Us Thy Peace
Mendelssohn – How Lovely Are the Messengers
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart – De Profundis
Mozart – Regina Coeli, K. 276
Mozart – Veni Sancte Spiritus
Palestrina – Ego Sum Panis
Palestrina – Sicut Cervus
Palestrina – Superflumina Babylonis
Parry – I Was Glad
Proulx – Prayer of the Venerable Bede
Rachmaninoff – Bogoroditse Devo
Rutter – The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Stainer – God So Loved the World
Stopford – Jubilate
Tallis – A New Commandment
Tallis – O Sacrum Convivium
Titcomb – I Will Not Leave You Comfortless
Vaughan Williams – The Call
Vaughan Williams – O How Amiable
Vivaldi – Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Waddell – Rosa Mystica
Wilcocks – Basque Carol