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 is comprised of 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. 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 and for special Masses throughout the year.
The Southern Belles have been playing handbells together for over 15 years. This mostly women's 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 our new handbell director, Logan Herod, if you are interested in ringing. email@example.com
The King’s 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.
Examples of the repertoire that the Choristers have developed and sung since September 2018:
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
George Frideric Handel Since By Man Came Death from Messiah
Gregorian Chant Of the Father’s Love Begotten
Philip Ledger On Christmas Night ‘Sussex Carol’
Felix Mendelssohn Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, in Latin
Sydney Nicholson God Be in My Head
Thomas Pavlechko Seek First God’s Kingdom
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The King’s Choristers Directors: Thomas Pavlechko, Merily Songe, Nicholas Halbert
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.
Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders, Opus 42, 2014
3 manuals, 58 stops
Concerts and Recitals