NEW MUSIC SATELLITE PROGRAMS AT ST. THOMAS

ccm prep logoThe UC College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir will both be operating special satellite programs beginning this fall at St. Thomas.

CCM Prep will be offering private music lessons based at St. Thomas. Actual offerings will be based on demand, but our recent survey indicated strong interest in many areas including voice, piano, guitar, brass and string. If you are interested in taking private lessons with CCM Prep faculty at St. Thomas, please contact CCM prep and request lessons at St. Thomas. (http://ccm.uc.edu/prep.html)

CChildrensClogoThe Cincinnati Children’s Choir will offer a Satellite Choir Program at St. Thomas. The Satellite Choir will be directed by St. Thomas Director of Music Carlton Monroe and will begin October 5th. The program is a 10 week program for children in grades 3-6 that provides an introduction to choral music and the philosophies of the CCC. Rehearsals for the St. Thomas Satellite Choir will be Sundays, 1-2pm. Please visit the CCC website for more information and to register. (http://www.cincinnatichoir.org/programs/satellite-choirs/)

(Note: St. Thomas Choristers are welcome to participate in both our Chorister program and the CCM Satellite Choir.)

CHOIR START-UP! HERE COMES THE MUSIC!

photo (1)After an incredible summer experience singing at the National Cathedral, our choral program is ready to start-up this fall. Mark your calendar for the following start-up dates, and look for communications with more details on their way:

Parish Choir – Wed., Aug. 27, 7-9pm

Sr. Choristers (grades 6-8) – Wed., Sept. 10, 6:30-8pm

Jr. Choristers (grades 3-5) – Wed., Oct. 1, 6-7pm

Allegro Choir (grades K-2) – Wed. Oct. 1, 4:15-4:45pm

St. Thomas Dinner Club

DinnerClub-LogoJoin other parishioners and friends at our St. Thomas Dinner Club and enjoy fellowship and lovely dining in the quiet atmosphere of the Terrace Park Country Club. Dinner this month is Thursday, August 21 with social time beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Entrée choice of Chicken Marsala or baked salmon. Cost $23.50. Please mail check, made out to St. Thomas Church, to Lou Scott, 696 Milford Hills Dr., Milford 45150 to make reservation.

Bach Vespers at St. Thomas – April 27

The Cincinnati Bach Ensemble will premiere a new Easter Cantata, The Firstfruits of Them That Slept, by composer Douglas Pew at the Bach Vespers, Sunday, April 27, 6pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Joining the CBE will be soloists Kate Tombaugh, James Onstad, and Michael Young, along with the St. Thomas Parish Choir, all under the direction of Carlton Monroe.

Also featured is Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Doug Lindsay, who will perform the Concerto for Trumpet in Eb Major by Jan Krtitel Jiri Neruda as part a prelude recital.

Dr. Pew is Adjunct Professor of Composition and Theory at Northern Kentucky University and Composer-in-Residence at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, OH. His accolades include commissions and performances from the Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center, Atlanta Opera 24-hour Project, NANOWorks Opera Company, Polish Chamber Choir, Cincinnati Bach Ensemble, Ascend Voices, Miami University Men’s Glee Club, Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, and various church choirs. He received a Fulbright Grant to study sacred choral composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland. Other prizes include a commission from the Barlow Endowment for New Music at BYU, 1st prize in the 2009 SCI/ASCAP Student Composers Commission Competition, multiple awards from the Musica Sacra International Choral Composition Competition in Poland, an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, the Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship from the Aspen Music Festival and School. He also received multiple grants from the Tangeman Sacred Music Center at the University of Cincinnati, and honorable mentions in the Finale/Eighth Blackbird competition and ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennel Prize. His choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes, Jackman Music, and his own publishing house, Blue Shore Music.

New Adult Forum Series

A new Adult Forum 5-week series begins Sunday, March 30, 9:15-10 a.m. Marcus Borg will present Embracing an Adult Faith: What It Means to Be Christian. A brief DVD presentation will be followed by comments from the formation team led by Fr. Daniel Grossoehme. Table discussions will offer opportunity to listen, ponder and share views of the presentation. All views welcome! Come grow in faith with us. Bring your friends, too. A continental breakfast will be offered by the hospitality team in the Parish Hall.