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 above is the facade (front pipes) of Christ the King’s 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 at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. Will holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Sacred Music from Carson-Newman University and a Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Sacred Music from 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 for many years as Organist and Director of Music at Our Lady of Fatima church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville. As 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.
Beginning to intermediate students of all ages are invited to talk with our Director of Music to arrange for piano and/or organ lessons, which will be offered here at the church. Contact Will Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who are interested in voice lessons may contact our cantor, Jenina Galloway, at email@example.com or 626.374.2660.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHOIRS WILL NOT MEET DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS
New Singers and Ringers Are Always Wanted!
The King’s Choir is an adult choir open to everyone high school age and up! the only requirements are enthusiasm, dedication, and a willingness to learn. The choir leads the congregation in the sung parts of the liturgy at the 10:30 a.m. service, sometimes teaches us new music and frequently makes its own contribution in the form of anthems. New members are welcome at any time.
Rehearsals are held from 7:15 till 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings. For more information on joining the choir or to inquire about music lessons and other music ministry opportunities, please contact our Director of Music, Will Thomas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Omega Ensemble meets in the Music Room on Saturdays from 5:30 till 5:50 to prepare for the weekly Omega service.
The King’s Ringers, our hand bell group, meets in the choir room on Thursday evenings, and plays once a month for the 10:30 service, as well as on special occasions. Practice for the Ringers is held weekly, on Thursdays 6:15-7 p.m. We are now recruiting additional members. No prior music experience is necessary. Please contact our Director of Music, Will Thomas, at email@example.com if you are interested.
The St. Cecelia Choir is composed of youth/ and children. Rehearsals are scheduled on Sunday mornings from 9:15-9:45. All ages are welcome!
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)
Bourdon 8′ (from Gedeckt 16′)
Unda Maris 8′
Harmonic Flute 4′
Twelfth 2 2/3′
Swell (Manual II)
Geigen Diapason 8′
Gamba Celeste 8′
Flute Triangulaire 4′
Flute 2′ (from Flute Triangulaire 4′)
Larigot 1-1/3′ (from Nazard 2-2/3′)
Vox Humana 8′
Gedeckt 16′ (Great)
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.