Music

We are known for our strong music ministry, which features our talented choir, bell choir, choristers, guest soloists, and a string quartet.

  • Children’s Choir – Singing in a church choir is a very important form of service to the parish community. The choir’s singing helps raise the prayers of the people at worship and draws us closer to God. Music and singing are also integral parts of every child’s development. Learning to read music improves language comprehension and math skills. Choral singing also strengthens social skills and self-expression. There is no registration fee to join choir. Rehearsals are normally held on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm September through May, and on Sunday mornings (when we are scheduled to sing). We are not currently offering Children’s Choir.
  • Adult Choir – The main choir at St. Thomas meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the choir room. We lead the congregation in musical worship at the 10:30 am worship service and additional holy day services throughout the year. The choir also ministers to the parish singing at funerals, weddings, special concerts or other liturgies as needed. If you enjoy four-part singing or would like to learn to sing with the choir, please join us. No audition is required!
  • Handbell Choir – Handbell Choir is open to ringers age 14 and up. Some prior musical knowledge is a plus. If you played an instrument as a student, you’ll do fine! We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the balcony of the church.
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Interim Music Director Job Opening

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church is an inclusive, affirming, safe community for all people; a congregation on the move. We are committed to making God’s love real and tangible in the world. We are a parish in transition, preparing to emerge as a vibrant, dynamic, and joyful beacon of hope. If you feel called to serve with us, you will join our new Priest-in-Charge, who is passionate about church health, growth, and sustainability, and, with our parish staff and faith community, commit to this great work.

We seek a Music Director who will collaborate with our Priest-in-Charge to lead the congregation and local community in dynamic worship, celebrating our range of Episcopal liturgies. The Music Director reports directly to the Priest-in-Charge: our head pastor and liturgist. This senior staff position oversees weekly music offerings, and is the principal organist, pianist, conductor, and leader of our various ensembles. Each staff person is a direct extension of the Priest-in-Charge’s pastoral ministry, and every professional staff person is expected to bring an Easter attitude to their ministry.

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