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Music Notes: Remembering 9/11

This Sunday will be the second appearance of our young choristers in services. They have been working hard on Thomas Tallis’ “Purge Me, O Lord,” and all the service music that accompanies Morning Prayer. I wanted to take the opportunity to share with all of you a story that relates not only to young singers,…

Music Notes: Bach, Numbers, and the Decalogue

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As we typically do on the first Sunday of the month, this week we will hear the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, at the beginning of our service.  This time I decided to pair a work with it as an opening voluntary that is based on the traditional Lutheran sung version of the Decalogue, the chorale…

Music Notes: Old Men and Children

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by Bryan Anderson, Director of Music Several years ago, while working at Wells Cathedral, I was fortunate enough to participate in a festival service of the Federation of Cathedral Old Choristers’ Associations, which combined the boys and girls of the cathedral choir with dozens of chorister “alumni” from various institutions. Since the inclusion of girls…

Music Notes for Trinity 11

This Sunday there are a few exciting musical happenings! After the 10 am service, all will have the opportunity to go in our bell tower and see how change-ringing is accomplished. I’m sure you’ll agree that it has been too long since we heard our bells regularly, and YOU can be a part of bringing…

Missionary Report

Singing at a Rafiki Village Contest Hello friends and mission partners at Saint Thomas’. We’re grateful to God and to you for the very generous support that has allowed us to serve at the Rafiki Village in Uganda. We’ve been here for a very busy month now and are slowly adapting – but we’ve got…

DOUGLAS CADWALLADER 1944-2021

Doug derived great personal enjoyment and education from extensive travel. His most memorable trip, a sojourn to Israel and Egypt in 1983, provided him with a wealth of meaningful cultural, religious, and social experiences. Awed by the ancient religious edifices in both countries, Fr. Cadwallader experienced life on a kibbutz, saw the Church of the…

Uganda Mission News July

Our missionaries, Michelle and David Graves, are in Uganda working long days and learning their new jobs. We ask that you prayerfully consider how you can partner with them to bring classical Christian education to Uganda. To find out more about their mission or to make a financial contribution, please click the button below.

Music Notes for Ascensiontide

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Ascensiontide is a short but fascinating season. There is on the one hand the celebration of Jesus’ returning into heaven and taking his place seated at the right hand of the Father; but there is also the ten-day period in which the apostles were left without him and before the Holy Spirit came upon them…

Music Notes for Rogation Sunday

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Good liturgy offers connections and insights to those who are looking for it. I was reminded of this in a few ways recently. John Rutter wrote a short essay about this with respect to the music at the funeral of Prince Philip; but closer to home, I had one of our first-grade boys at St.…

Uganda Mission News

by Michelle and David Graves As we near our projected departure date, it’s difficult not to be consumed by all the details of uprooting our lives and moving to Africa, but God is doing great things there right now—and creating many opportunities for us to help further the work there. We’re thankful for God’s provision…