“In praise of God meet duty and delight …” (Erik Routley)
The Saint Thomas Aquinas Choir (open to singers of high school age and up) rehearses from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday night and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning, singing for the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Choir is “in season” from roughly September through June, and participates in feast days and special choral events, such as Advent Lessons and Carols .
During this time of COVID-19 restrictions, all choir activities are temporarily on hold. Cantors are ministering at all of the Masses
We welcome newcomers and Christopher Urbiel, Director, would be happy to speak with you about your interest. Please feel free to contact him at 740-453-3301, ext. 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our weekly bulletin has usually featured “Notes from the Choir Loft” written by Christopher Urbiel, describing that day’s liturgical music and/or calling attention to a season, feast, event, or musical particular. Excerpts of these, published in 2018 and 2019, can be viewed here. Please contact Christopher for permission to reproduce any of this material.
The Church holds the pipe organ “in high esteem, for it … adds a wonderful splendor to the Church’s ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man’s mind to God and to higher things” (Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concilium, 120). We are blessed to have a versatile symphonic-style organ with a long history, provided and maintained through your generosity.
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Schantz Organ Company (Orrville, Ohio)
1912 (tubular-pneumatic action, 2 manuals, 18 ranks)
1926-28 (new console and electro-pneumatic action, new Vox Humana)
Bunn=Minnick Company (Columbus, Ohio)
1988 (rebuild with additions)