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Choral

The Choral curriculum at Saint Thomas Academy teaches lifelong skills in active music making, creates discriminating music listeners, and provides performance opportunities in an environment that strives for artistic excellence. 

The Choral program is open to any student grades 9 - 12 who is interested in singing and wants to be part of a musical ensemble that builds on trust and teamwork. During the course students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the richness of other cultures, and the connections music brings to people. The focus of the choir is to enhance the musical, creative and expressive qualities of every student through rehearsals, performance and collaborations. Students have opportunities for leadership and personal growth in an environment that strives for creative artistic excellence.

Members of the 2021 Saint Thomas Academy Choir

Lean On Me


Choir collaboration Video with STA faculty and staff performing, Lean on Me, written by American Composer Bill Withers.

Saint Thomas Academy and Visitation Choir Performance

The STA Choir performs with the Visitation School Choirs as part of the VISTA Choir. 

Adoro Te Devote


The STA Choir performs Adoro Te Devote by Saint Thomas Aquinas

Misty Mountains

The STA choir performing "Misty Mountains", from the "Hobbit" movie. Filmed and edited by choir member, Brennan Crow.

Performances

Four formal concerts throughout the school year with the Visitation Choirs
Outreach performances in the community
STA sports events
Collaboration with STA music ministry
Metro East Conference Honors Choir (Invitation by director)
State and National Choral Conference participation (upon audition application)
Educational Choir Tours Nationally and Internationally

Photo of Julia Fahey
STA Choir Director, Middle School Music Teacher


jfahey@cadets.com
651-683-1700 x 267

Education
B.A. in Music Education from​​​​​​Minnesota Southwest State University 


Julia Fahey joined the Saint Thomas Academy community in 1992 and currently works as the STA Choir Director and Middle School Music Teacher -  Intro to Music and School of Rock.  “I LOVE the spirit of my choir students! I always tell them on the first day of class, they are going to sing songs, but mostly, and probably more importantly, learn a lot about themselves and life in my class! Young men need a place to express their feelings, and music helps them find their voice!” Julia is always looking to expand her choir, so it makes sense that on her bucket list is to have forty new Cadets join the choir group! Julia is also the founder & artistic director of the Partners in Praise girls choir, celebrating 28th seasons of singing and Children's Choir Director at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. - Twin Cities Minneapolis