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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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Concerts and Recitals