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Music at Christ the King

Christ the King Singers maintain an extensive choral repertoire from all periods of music in a variety of styles and genre. They offer music at the Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Masses, occasional 12:30 Masses, and Feast Days, September through May. This auditioned choir comprises music professionals and graduate student voice majors from UNT and SMU.

The Vigil Schola sings for the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturdays, September through May. Volunteers are invited to join the core of section leaders. Rehearsals precede masses at 4:30 p.m. Contact Thomas Pavlechko 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 and for special Masses throughout the year.

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 Wednesdays afternoon, 2:30-3:15. Reading music is a plus but not a strict requirement. Contact our new handbell director, Logan Herod, if you are interested in ringing.

The Boy & Girl Choristers program was restored as a collaboration between Christ the King Church & School in September 2018, following the tradition of the King’s Choristers Choir of Men & Boys that was founded here at Christ the King in 1956 and active until 1962. The Choristers, grades 4 through 8,  sing at various Masses for both church and school. Sometimes boys and girls sing separately, at times they sing together, and other times they are joined by adult singers. In these early stages of the program, the schedule is flexible and has adjusted as necessary.

Examples of the repertoire that the Boy & Girl Choristers developed during the 2018-2019 season:

Johann Sebastian Bach                   Deep in My Heart, O Savior
                                                                            from St. John Passion
                                                                Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
                                                                            from Cantata No. 147
                                                                Jesus, Priceless Treasure, Chorales
                                                                            from Motet No. III
                                                                Lord, Thee I Love with all My Heart
                                                                            from St. John Passion
                                                                Now Thank We All Our God
                                                                            from Cantata No. 79
                                                                O Bread of Life from Heaven
                                                                            from St. Matthew Passion
                                                                O Greatest Love from St. John Passion
                                                                Sleepers Wake from Cantata No. 140
Walford Davies                                  Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
Hugo Distler                                       Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming
Edward Elgar                                      Ave Verum Corpus, in Latin
Richard Farrant                                  Lord For Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake
César Franck                                       Panis Angelicus, in Latin
Howard Goodall                                The Lord is My Shepherd
Charles Gounod / J. S. Bach           Ave Maria, In Latin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart          Ave Verum Corpus, in Latin
Sydney Nicholson                             God Be in My Head
Elizabeth Poston                              Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Henry Purcell                                     Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts
Spiritual                                               There Is A Balm in Gilead
David Willcocks                                 Unto Us Is Born a Son
Ralph Vaughan Williams                O Taste and See
Charles Wood                                    Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Ukrainian Carol                                 Carol of the Bells


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

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.



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

Free Organ Recitals this Fall





Thomas Pavlechko, M.M.