Music

Christ the King’s music program is designed to complement and enrich our worship services, and to expand the congregation’s knowledge of the breadth and depth of Anglican musical traditions. Pictured is the façade (the front pipes) of our pipe organ, Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1192.

 

Will Thomas, DMA (ABD), our Director of Music and Organist, is a Doctoral candidate in organ performance and music in general education with the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. Will earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Sacred Music at Carson-Newman University and a Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Before coming to Tucson, Will served as Organist and Director of Music at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Knoxville.  An active concert organist, Will’s solo performances have taken him to venues in Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York City.

 

Cantor Jenina  Gallaway relocated to Tucson from her native California to pursue a DMA in vocal performance at the University of Arizona. An award winning opera singer and concert soloist, Jenina has taught Operatic Stage Training for performance majors at the university and Voice Class for general student. In addition, she has maintained a voice studio for undergraduate music majors. Jenina also teaches students of all ages and levels at local music schools. 

She is currently a teaching artist, touring Southern Arizona schools with the Arizona Opera Company’s “OperaTunity Troupe” and is approaching her fourth year at Christ the King.

 

Music Lessons

Beginning to intermediate students of all ages are invited to speak with our Organist/ Choirmaster about piano and/or organ lessons, which will be offered here at the church.  For further information, contact Will Thomas at wthomas@ctktucson.org. Those who are interested in voice lessons may contact Jenina Galloway at jeninagallaway@yahoo.com or call her at 626.374.2660. 

 

 

More about our Organ . . .

The installation of this magnificent pipe organ was completed in the spring of 2012. The organ was built in 1949 by the highly regarded American organ-building firm Aeolian-Skinner (Op. 1192) for the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Tucson. Tucson-area organbuilder Michael O’Sullivan restored the organ for installation at Christ the King.

Technical specifications for the completed organ appear below:

Great (Manual I)

Gedeckt 16′

Principal 8′

Bourdon 8′ (from Gedeckt 16′)

Dulciana 8′

Unda Maris 8′

Octave 4′

Harmonic Flute 4′

Twelfth 2 2/3′

Fifteenth 2′

Mixture II

Clarinet 8′

Chimes

Tremulant

Swell (Manual II)

Geigen Diapason 8′

Rohrflote 8′

Gamba 8′

Gamba Celeste 8′

Gemshorn 4′

Flute Triangulaire 4′

Nazard 2-2/3′

Flute 2′ (from Flute Triangulaire 4′)

Larigot 1-1/3′ (from Nazard 2-2/3′)

Trompette 8′

Vox Humana 8′

Hautbois 4′

Tremulant

Pedal

Bourdon 16′

Gedeckt 16′ (Great)

Principal 8′

Gedeckt 8′ (Great)

Octave 4′ (from Principal 8′)

Gedeckt 4′ (Great)

Contre Trompette 16′ (1-12 digital; 13-32 from Swell)

Hautbois 4′ (Swell)

Full complement of couplers. Solid-state combination action with 8 levels of memory.