St. Augustine's Choir
St. Augustine’s choir sings weekly at the Choral Eucharist at 10 am on Sundays, as well as services on Holy Days throughout the year. The choir leads the congregation in the singing of hymns and other liturgical music. We also present anthems taken from a wide repertoire drawn from diverse styles and periods. Membership in the choir is open to everyone who enjoys singing. The ability to read music is not required. Anyone interested in joining the choir or with questions regarding the choir’s ministry is encouraged to speak with Tom Hall, music director.
Instrumentalists are encouraged to participate in the musical life of the church through the presentation of preludes and other music, and playing with the choir when there are anthems requiring various instruments. If you play an instrument, please let Tom Hall know so we can include your talent in our worship.
“When in our music God is glorified, and adoration leaves no room for pride, it is as though the whole creation cried, Alleluia!”
F. PRATT GREEN (b. 1903)
Tom Hall, Music Director
St. Augustine of Canterbury welcomed Tom Hall as their music director in February, 2022. In this role, Tom draws from his extensive musical background to provide organ music and lead the adult choir. St. Augustine is a parish of music lovers and enjoys working with Tom in raising joyful praises to the glory of God.
A native of Pennsylvania, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where he studied with William E. Waters. He holds a master of music degree from Florida State University College of Music where he studied organ with Michael Corzine, harpsichord with Karol Lowenaar, and choral conducting with Clayton Krebiel.
Tom has served as minister of music at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Sarasota, and as organist and director of music at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg. He has also served as college organist and adjunct faculty at Eckerd College, as organist for the Estonian Lutheran Congregation of Southwest Florida, and as organist for the German Lutheran Congregation of Lima, Peru, as well as a freelance concert artist.