Music at St. Martin of Tours

Omnes gentes, pláudite mánibus, iubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis

O clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice of joy.

The primary focus of the music program at St. Martin of Tours is to support the singing of hymns and responses in the liturgy and to lift the hearts and minds of the faithful through the great repertoire that belongs to the Church. The education of the next generation of church musicians through the Schola Cantorum program for young singers is also an important focus for the parish.

Since there weren’t any people, I decided to fill it with music. – Fr. Vernon Robertson

With St. Martin of Tours facing certain closure in 1979, Fr. Vernon Robertson brought new life to the parish with his dedication to liturgy and music of the highest order, laying the foundation for the current music program. Celebrated in a resonant and exceptionally beautiful church, and accompanied by a landmark, historic pipe organ, the Masses at St. Martin’s are always filled with music of the highest caliber.

Monday – Thursday
12:00 pm Organ Mass

4:00 pm Vigil Mass with Hymns and Gregorian Propers

9:00 am English Mass with Hymns and Gregorian Propers
10:30 am Choral High Mass in the Ordinary Form
12:15 pm Choral High Mass in the Extraordinary Form

How you can be involved in the St. Martin of Tours Music Program

Audition: For more information about joining the choir, please contact the Director of Sacred Music & Organist through the parish office, (502) 582-2827.

Volunteer: The music program is always in need of volunteers to help with special projects and with outreach. Please contact us if you are interested in offering your time and talent.

Financial Support: Music at St. Martin of Tours is made possible through support from donors. If you wish to help ensure a vibrant music program please consider donating to the Adopt a Singer Fund or the Organ Restoration Fund.