Welcome to St. Thomas More Music Ministry!
Here is our new song that we'll be using to kick off a month of Stewardship and Evangelization!
"Go Out, Go Out" by Curtis Stephan
Thank you to all who came out to our musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar". This was a truly special show and we had an unforgettable time putting it together!
JUDAS -Adam Burnham
MARY MAGDALENE-Marijke Nielsen
With special thanks......
✝ Steve Nielsen and crew for our set
✝ Susan Puhl for her ninja-like sewing on our costumes (that jumpsuit!!)
✝ Father Chuck Adam and the St. Thomas More staff-you guys are the best!
✝ Donna Janosik for also helping with costumes
✝ Liberty High School for hosting us when it wouldn’t stop raining!
✝ Rachel & Ken Duncan of Ad-Market Productions, Inc. for running sound
✝ Jared Kiebel for running lights
✝ Rob Williams for the endless things he did to help our show come to Liberty
Here are a few of our songs that we used throughout Lent
Do you like to sing? Has it been years since you've sung in a choir? Come, join us for one of our Advent Cantata Concerts! Last year's concert was on Friday, December 21st at 7pm. It lasted aprox. 40 minutes. What's a Cantata? Well, it's just a fancy way of saying a choir, accompanied by an orchestra, with a narrator, telling a story through music. We had a fantastic group of over 60 people signed up to sing, and there's always room for more! It's a great way to meet people in the parish in a very low pressure event that's a lot of fun. All the music is recorded on a CD for you to learn and then we put it together in just a few rehearsals. For more information please email Judy Duncan, Director of Music Ministries at: [email protected]
Come sing with us! You'll have a great time!
Parade Float Music:
Hello Music Friends!
Now that we're back in Ordinary Time for the summer months, we'll be switching the music acclamations that we sing at our Masses. We'll be using "Mass of Renewal" by Curtis Stephan. Click below to listen:
Thank you to all who came to our production of "GODSPELL"!
The team had a great time putting this show together to build a "Beautiful City" of God in our parish community!
Rob Williams (Jesus)
Sam O’Brien (John the Baptist/Judas)
Marijke Nielsen (Anna Maria)
Minsu Song (Lindsay)
Keith Feldmann (Nick)
Yannik Encarnacão (Telly)
Meliza Wise (Uzo)
Ella Schmitz (Morgan)
Jim Verry (George)
Amy Timperley (Celisse)
Len Duncan (“On The Willows”)
Gina Ferrel (“On The Willows”)
Joe Rohret (“On The Willows”)
Ava Ferrel (Ensemble)
Melissa Nielsen (Ensemble)
Glenn Schmitz (Ensemble)
Colleen Sunderland (Ensemble)
Elizabeth Wagner (Ensemble)
Jim Porter (guitar/ukulele) Dave Duys (bass guitar)
Dylan Philibert (sax) Amber Rose (aux. percussion)
Spencer Knight (fr. horn) Tanner Knight (tenor sax)
Drew Duncan (trumpet) Noah Miller (Fri. drums)
Judy Duncan (piano) Darren McNabb (Sat. drums)
Special Thanks to:
Josh Sazon, our Director and Visionary
Olivia Symmonds, our Choreographer and Dance Muse
Fr. Chuck and the staff of St. Thomas More
Liberty High School Choral Dept.
Liberty High School Lightning Theater Dept.
Jared Kiebel & Shannon Knipfer
West Liberty High School
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Steve Nielsen, The Sunderland Three, Diane Thayer, Justin Gorgone, Rob Philibert, and Dorothy Lynn
Lent Music 2018
Click below to hear some of our Lent Music that we sang this past Lenten season.
Thank you to all who attended, sang in the choir, narrated, played in the orchestra for our Advent Cantata Concert! It was a glorious event!!!
Click on the highlighted song titles below to hear our songs for this 2017 Advent Season:
First Sunday of Advent ✠ December 2-3, 2017
Gathering "Sing Out, Earth and Skies" by Marty Haugen
Feast of the Immaculate Conception ✠ Dec. 8, 2017
Gathering “Holy Is Your Name" By David Haas
Gloria “Mass of Renewal” by Curtis Stephan
Psalm 98 “Sing To The Lord” By David Haas/Marty Haugen
Prep. of the Altar “Servant Song” Traditional
Communion “Jesus, Come To Us” by David Haas
Closing “Hail, Holy Queen” Traditional
Second Sunday of Advent ✠ Dec. 9-10, 2017
Gathering “The Voice Of John the Baptist” (New text/Familiar Tune)
Psalm 85 "Lord, Show Us Your Mercy" by Rick Modlin
Prep. of the Altar “Ready The Way” By Curtis Stephan
Communion "Come To Us" by Greg Walton
Closing "Emmanuel" by Steve Angrisano
Third Sunday of Advent ✠ Dec. 16-17, 2017
Gathering “Emmanuel” By Steve Angrisano
Psalm “Luke 1:46-55 Magnificat” By James Chepponis
Prep. of the Altar “Awake To The Day” By Ed Bolduc
Communion “Come To Us” By Greg Walton
Closing “Sing Out, Earth And Skies!” By Marty Haugen
Fourth Sunday of Advent ✠ Dec. 23-24, 2017 (5:15pm and 8:30am only)
Gathering "Christ, Be Our Light" by Bernadette Farrell
St. Thomas More Music Ministry is an active group of fantastic people who like to come together and share their talents to enhance our liturgical celebrations through playing instruments and singing!
Instrumentalists grades 7 and up are welcome and
encouraged to come join us!
Contact Judy Duncan, Director of Music Ministries for more info: [email protected]
Links to a few favorites:
"Emmanuel" by Steve Angrisano is one of our Advent Songs:
"Alleluia! Love is Alive!" by Steve Angrisano/Jesse Manibusan/Sarah Hart
"Remain in Me/I Am the Vine" by Steve Angrisano