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.
Dr. Will Thomas, our Director of Music and Organist, has served Christ the King since September of 2013. Dr.Thomas holds the Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from The University of Arizona , the Master of Music Degree from the University of Tennessee, and the Bachelor of Music Degree from Carson-Newman University. Before coming to Tucson, Dr. Thomas served for five years as Director of Music and Organist at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in the Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee. As an active concert organist, Dr. Thomas’s solo performances have taken him to several different venues in the United States.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHOIRS WILL NOT MEET DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS
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.