Music @ St. Thomas
Our Choir is open to anyone ages 16 and up. New choir members are always welcome, regardless of of voice type or level of experience. No prior experience is required. Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Anthems representing a variety of musical styles are presented on Sunday mornings and special services. The choir is an important part of worship and plays a leadership role in congregational singing.
Instrumentalists (wind, brass, string, percussion, and organ and piano), beginning through advanced level, are always being sought to share their talent for various worship services, either as soloists, or hymn and choir accompanists.
Vocal Soloists: Opportunities exist for those possessing minimal vocal proficiency to present vocal solos for services and to lead the congregation in the singing of the Psalter. Individuals from outside the St. Thomas congregation are invited to participate.
St. Thomas' Music Staff
Jimmy Hicks, Organist and Choirmaster - is our Organist/Choirmaster extraordinaire, and has brought vibrant music programming to St. Thomas! Jimmy previously served Immanuel Episcopal church in the same capacity for 25 years. As a long-time resident of the Bellevue neighborhood, he is "coming home." Feel free to touch base with Jimmy regarding any ideas you have for our music program.
Olivia Haynes Ansari, Alto - Olivia is a staff singer who will continue her graduate work at Union Seminary in the fall.
Travis Krickovic, Baritone - Travis is a staff singer and a recent graduate in Music Education from VCU. He teaches music in Prince George County as a Middle School Chorus teacher.
Nya Powell, Soprano - Nya is a staff singer who will graduate from VCU in December with a degree in Vocal Performance. More information about her Senior Recital will be announced at a later date.