serve the Lord with gladness,
and come before his presence with a song.
The Christ Church Choir sings the Solemn Mass on Sundays and Feast Days, and sings the Choral Office at Evensong and Compline. The fully-professional choir is composed of students from Yale University, most of them working on advanced degrees, and professionals from the New Haven community. The worship at Christ Church, deeply sacramental, incarnational, and devotional, makes full use of the rich resources of the Book of Common Prayer and, true to the ideals of the Oxford Movement, music plays a very important part in the liturgy. The choir sings Psalms (to both plainsong and Anglican Chant), settings of the Mass Ordinary, the Gregorian Minor Propers, canticles, and anthems and motets drawn from all periods of music history while placing an emphasis on the music from our own rich Anglican heritage. Several recordings of the Christ Church Choir are available for sale from the parish shop.
& Artist in Residence
Thomas Murray, the Principal Organist & Artist in Residence at Christ Church, is also University Organist and Professor of Music at Yale University, where he teaches and performs on the renowned Skinner organ in Woolsey Hall. Widely known for his interpretations of Romantic repertoire and orchestral transcriptions, his recordings are highly acclaimed.
Professor Murray has appeared in recitals and lectures at six national conventions of the AGO, which named him International Artist of the Year for 1986. In 2003 he was named an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Organists in England, and in 2005 he was awarded the Gustave Stoeckel Award for excellence in teaching from the Yale University School of Music. He has made numerous recordings on the AFKA, Gothic, and JAV Labels.
- Schumann: Study for Pedal Piano, Op. 56, No. 4 on YouTube
- Interview by the Yale Daily News on YouTube
- Thomas Murray (organist) on Wikipedia
- Murray, Thomas in Grove Music Online (subscription)
Dr. Nathaniel Adam is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM) and the University of Michigan (MA/PhD, Music Theory). He is the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Music Theory at Yale University, and teaches Music Theory and Musicianship classes at Central Connecticut State University and Composition and Music History at the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven. An active chorister, collaborative pianist, and composer, his choral and instrumental works have been performed across the country and internationally.
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