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 what Dorothy Sayers called “the one great noise made to the glory of God” back into service at St. Thomas! Click here for more information.
In our worship service, I’m pleased to say that we will have Naomi Hoffmeyer joining us on harp. Naomi is a Houston-area musician whom I know from days at Rice University. We’ll have the opportunity to hear some rare gems including Honegger‘s “O salutaris” for soprano, harp, and organ at communion; and Marcel Grandjany‘s “Aria in Classic Style” for harp and organ.
I will end the service with (appropriately) a piece based on a bell-related theme — Duruflé‘s “Toccata on the Chimes of Soissons Cathedral.” Within this French mix, we will interpose some lovely Herbert Howells and powerful hymns including G.K. Chesterton‘s “O God of Earth and Altar.”
Be there and sing out with us!