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Music at Christ the King


Christ the King Singers maintain an extensive classic choral repertoire from all periods of music. They offer music at the Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Masses, occasional 12:30 p.m. Masses, and Feast Days. This 24-28-voice auditioned choir is comprised of music professionals and student voice majors from UNT and SMU.


The Vigil Schola sings for the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass three Saturdays a month. Volunteers are invited to audition to join the core of professional singers. Rehearsals precede masses at 4:30 p.m. Contact Thomas Pavlechko to schedule an audition if you are interested in singing.


Schola IV-VIII is a one-voice-per-part ensemble numbering the voice parts in the chosen repertoire. They sing 1-3 times a month for the 12:30 p.m. Sunday Mass.


The Southern Belles have been playing handbells together for over 15 years. This mostly-women ensemble invites all those interested in ringing to join them, including men! They offer their music monthly at 11:00 a.m. Sunday Masses. Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesday afternoons, 2:30-3:15. Reading music is a plus but not a strict requirement. Contact Monica Awbrey if you are interested in ringing.


The Music Ministry for Children and Youth 

The Chorister Program at Christ the King

The Choristers Prayer

of the Royal School of Church Music

Bless, O Lord, us Thy servants who minister in Thy temple.

Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts,

and what we believe in our hearts we may show forth in our lives.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Founding of the Chorister Program at Christ the King

We are excited to return the tradition of Boy Choristers at Christ the King, and to add Girl Choristers to bring the tradition full circle. As we were putting the final details into place at the end of August, we received from two of our members four LP records of the King’s Choristers, the Christ the King Men and Boys Choir from 1956, the year of their founding, to 1962. So we now have some audible history on which to base the program!

We have coordinated with the schedules of the church, the school, Faith Formation and our sports teams, creating a weekly format based on this collaboration. This first year, we will be experimenting with the choristers singing at different Masses. Sometimes boys and girls will sing separately, at times they will sing together, and other times they will be joined by adult singers for classical 4-part music. Our intention is for this program to work for as many students and their families as possible, so the schedule will adjust in these early stages as necessary. Third grade students, who often reach a new maturity level by mid-season, will be auditioned in January. If you have a talented girl or boy (pre-voice change) who is interested in singing, please email us at

Boy Chorister Directors: Thomas Pavlechko, Nicholas Halbert

Girl Chorister Directors: Merily Songe, Oneyda Padierna

Autumn 2018 Chorister Mass Singing Schedule

Saturday, October 13, 5:30 pm Mass: Boy Choristers

Sunday, October 14, 9:30 am Mass: Girl Choristers

Thursday, November 1, All Saints Day 10:00 am School Mass: Boy and Girl Choristers

Saturday, November 10, 5:30 pm Mass: Girl Choristers

Sunday, November 11, 9:30 am Mass: Boy Choristers

Friday, November 16, 8:00 am School Thanksgiving Mass/Grandparents Day: Boy and Girl Choristers

Saturday, December 1, 5:30 pm Mass: Boy Choristers with the Vigil Schola

Sunday, December 2, 9:30 am Mass: Girl Choristers with Christ the King Singers

Friday, December 21, 8:00 am School Mass & Las Posadas: Boy and Girl Choristers



Organ Specification

Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders, Opus 42, 2014

3 manuals, 58 stops



Montre 16’
Bourdon 16’
Montre 8’
Salicional 8’
Bourdon 8’
Flute harmonique 8’
Prestant 4’
Flûte ouverte 4’
Quinte 2 2/3’
Doublette 2’
Fourniture IV
Cymballe III
Cornet V
Bombarde 16’
Trompette 8’
Trompette en chamade 8’
Clairon 4’

Positif expressif
Principal 8’
Bourdon 8’
Dulciane 8’
Unda Maris 8’
Prestant 4’
Flûte à cheminée 4’
Nazard 2 2/3’
Doublette 2’
Tierce 1 3/5’
Larigot 1 1/3’
Fourniture V
Clarinette basse 16’
Cromorne 8’
Trompette 8’
Clairon 4’

Récit expressif
Bourdon 16’
Flûte traversière 8’
Cor de nuit 8’
Viole de gambe 8’
Voix céleste 8’
Prestant 4’
Flûte octaviante 4’
Nazard 2 2/3’
Octavin 2’
Tierce 1 3/5’
Plein Jeu III-V
Basson 16’
Trompette 8’
Basson-Hautbois 8’
Voix Humaine 8’
Clairon 4’

Bourdon 32’
Soubasse 16’
Contrbasse 16’
Principal 8’
Bourdon 8’
Prestant 4’
Flûte 4’
Bombarde 32’
Bombarde 16’
Trompette 8’

Concerts and Recitals




Thomas Pavlechko, M.M.