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Christmas Concert: The Mouse’s Tale, 12/18

Our popular Christmas concert presents holiday music for brass band, bagpipes, organ, and chorus. Music includes selected works for brass as well as the world premiere of a Christmas Cantata: The Mouse’s Tale, a commissioned work written especially for the choirs of St. Thomas’ and the Houston Brass Band. The illustrious composer, Philip Wilby, chose lyrics by poet Ian McMillan,…

Music Notes for Easter I

For Easter I the Parish Choir will be singing Philip Wilby’s (b. 1949) setting of A Prayer for St Thomas as the Offertory Anthem. This is a beautiful modern but melodic work written for voices, organ and soprano solo. The words, which are in the form of a collect or short prayer, are as follows:…