Music Ministry at UST

“Teach me the songs of your truth, oh Lord, that I may bear fruit in you. And open to me the music of your Holy Spirit that with every note I may praise You. Out of Your abundant kindness grant me this, for You are sufficient for all our needs. Alleluia!” – Odes of Solomon, Second Century

Join Us!

Music ministry supports and leads community worship by engaging hearts, minds and bodies in active participation. The Liturgical Choir combines the joy of liturgical music with a commitment to high performance standards of the Music Department and are offered for academic course credit. Vocalists and instrumentalists of every type of band and orchestral instrument are needed for Sunday Masses, special liturgies and ecumenical services. If you are interested in serving in music ministry, please complete this form

Cantors

In confident dialogue with the assembly, cantors offer musical support as a gift of service to the community of the University of St. Thomas. Cantors are proficient singers. They meet during the week to prepare the liturgy, psalms, sacred hymns and songs. Cantors combine weekly rehearsal with continuing musical, liturgical and spiritual growth. Cantors also sing at special liturgies, memorial Masses and weddings upon availability. 
For more information or scheduling a time to meet with Dr. Piran, please email to valentino.piran@stthomas.edu

Instrumentalists

Instrumentalists support the singing of the assembly and enhance our worship with their musical artistry. They play at various times throughout the year. We are always looking for gifted musicians to play at various Masses and liturgical functions at our University Chapels. For more information or scheduling a time to meet with Dr. Piran, please email to valentino.piran@stthomas.edu

Liturgical Choir

Liturgical Choir

Liturgical Choir is a 65-voice SATB choral ensemble co-sponsored by the Music Department (MUSN 143, 1 credit) and the Office for Campus Ministry.  The choir sings for 11:00 a.m. Mass and for special liturgical celebrations and concerts. Membership is by audition and open to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Academic credit is offered toward fulfilling the Fine Arts requirements, and is offered free of charge. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-3:00 pm.

The Choir has made 10 international pilgrimage concert tours including the honor of singing at Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica in 1987, 1997, and 2007 as well as an anticipated trip in 2016. Other destinations have included Ireland, Eastern and Western Europe, Israel and the Holy Land and throughout the United States.

Schola Cantorum

Schola Cantorum

Schola Cantorum is a small, select ensemble co-sponsored by the Music Department (MUSN 151, 1 credit) and Campus Ministry. The ensemble focuses primarily on early Plainchant from the Gregorian chant tradition as well as contemporary chant repertoire. Historical and modern chant notations are studied and repertoire is performed in the context of liturgical service. Membership is by audition and open to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Academic credit is offered free of charge. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4:30 pm - 6 pm.