The Adult Choir sings at the 10 AM Mass in English and other Liturgical and sometime non-liturgical events for Saint Thomas Aquinas Church.  The repertoire is Blended Worship Music; using all music for Worship from Chant and hymns to Gospel and Contemporary Christian favorites.  Music direction is provided by our Saint Thomas Aquinas Music Director, Richard Clawson.  Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM and on Sundays at 8:30 AM before Mass.  Both rehearsals are in the Music Room.  We ask that choir members attend at least one of those rehearsals if singing for the Sunday Mass.


Cantors lead the assembly in the sung responses and other music at Masses, weddings, funerals and all liturgical celebrations.


The Contemporary Worship Band leads contemporary worship at the 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass. In addition to singers, the band includes guitars, drums, keyboards, and other instruments. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m.


Children’s Choir is divided up into two groups:

  1. ANGELS CHOIR (ages 4 to 8): This ensemble is designed for very young students who love to sing. In a fun and engaging setting students will learn about their speaking and singing voices, work on pitch matching with unison melodies, blend and following a conductor.  Later skills include expansion into full major and minor scales with solfege, diction, use of melodic and rhythmic ostinato and introduction of partner songs. Students will begin using vocal scores.  This Choir serves the Mass by singing once a quarter at Mass.
  2. YOUTH CHOIR (ages 9-16) – The STA Youth Choir focuses on more advanced music techniques such as singing in two parts with an expanded vocal range. Students will learn how to read vocal scores with repertoire sung in two and three part harmonies. Students will explore diverse repertoire from around the world.  This choir serves once Mass per month.

Richard Clawson

Richard Clawson

Brad Meyer-Contemporary Worship Band