“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 Thursday 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.
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.
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. It was designed in 1912 by Schantz (reusing some pipes from the 19th century), given a new console in 1928, and rebuilt/enlarged by Bunn-Minnick in 1988.
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Schantz Organ Company (Orrville, Ohio)
1912 (tubular-pneumatic action)
1928 (new console and electro-pneumatic action)
Bunn=Minnick Organ Company (Columbus, Ohio)
1988 (rebuild with additions)