Messiah Sing-Along

Handel’s Messiah: A SING-ALONG!

Monday, December 18 at 7:30pm

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Join members of the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas, along with Conductor Carlton Monroe and soloists for a rousing rendition of this timeless holiday classic! Enjoy the beauty of Handel’s recitatives and arias, and sing along on the choruses. There will be good cheer and friends, old & new, in abundance! Bring your own score, or let us provide you with one. A goodwill offering will taken in support of the St. Thomas Music Program.
Come and sing along or just listen to the beautiful sounds of one of classical music’s most beloved pieces! Click here for a NEW streamlined PDF score.

Monday, December 18 at 7:30pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
100 Miami Avenue,
Terrace Park, OH 45174


Thanksgiving Bach!

On Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m., the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas will perform J. S. Bach’s cantata Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott (“Happy is the man, who to his God”) as part of a Vespers service.

The service will feature the instrumentalists of the Bach Ensemble along with vocal soloists Hayleigh Maloney, Brianna Bragg, Ben Lee, and Christian Pursell. Also featured in the service will be the Choristers and Parish Choir of St. Thomas, under the direction of Bach Ensemble Artistic Director Carlton Monroe.

This season the BEST continues its 200 in 20 Project with the goal of performing all of Bach’s sacred cantatas over the course of 20 years. St. Thomas is one of only four other churches nationally which regularly perform the cantatas of Bach in their intended context of worship.

To learn more about the BEST and the Bach Vespers, please visit or

Bach Vespers for October: The Reformation

The Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with J. S. Bach’s great Reformation Day cantata, Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 (“A Mighty Fortress is our God”) led by Director of Music Carlton Monroe. This cantata will be the centerpiece of the Bach Vespers on Sunday, October 22, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Cantata 80 is one of the true masterpieces of the cantata repertoire. It features the familiar hymn tune for which it is named in nearly every movement, in variations which highlight Bach’s genius and creativity.

Soloists will include Melissa Harvey, Lauren McAlister, Jason Vest and Hayden Smith, along with the instrumentalists of the Bach Ensemble. The Bach Ensemble will perform the cantata the following week in a special outreach service at First Lutheran Church, Louisville, Kentucky, as part of that congregations celebration of the Reformation.