The Schola Cantorum of Texas

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What a season of choral singing we have in store for you! 

  • Music of joy and sentiment that will carry your spirit across the US and the world as we sing arrangements of folksongs old and new
  • Music to launch your Christmas season
  • Music celebrating who we are as a nation
  • Cameo appearances by the next generation of choral singers
  • It’s a season you won’t want to miss. So, put this list of concerts in your calendar and buy your tickets online today! 

Voices for Hunger

Saturday, October 14, 3:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 422 Church Street Grapevine, TX
This benefit concert for the Tarrant Area Food Bank & the Food Ministries of First United Methodist-Grapevine will feature a short cameo appearance by the Fort Worth Chorale singing selections from their October “Our Songs” concert and joint performances with the adult choirs of FUMCG.

This event is centered around coming together through music to fight hunger.  One hundred percent of the food and monetary donations will benefit those in need in our local communities.On any given day in North Texas, tens of thousands of families and individuals struggle with food insecurity and hunger. 

Most Needed ItemsCanned Meat (tuna, chicken, ham, etc.), Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Canned Soup & the following INDIVIDUALLY-SIZED items (for kid’s backpacks):  Easy Mac, Ramen noodles, Applesauce, Fruit cups, Pudding cups, Breakfast bars, Instant oatmeal

 The following CANNOT be accepted: Glass Containers, Baby Food, Bottled Water, Soda


Our Songs

Sunday, October 15, 3:30pm, University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
The Fort Worth Chorale opens its 55th season with a concert of music celebrating choral singing from across the USA and the globe, featuring performances of folksongs from Africa, Asia, Europe, Israel, South America, and the USA. Music from the USA will include an American Song Book, including arrangements of Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Moonlight in Vermont, Nothin' Like A Dame (from South Pacific), Summertime (from Porgy and Bess), The Yellow Rose of Texas, and others. 


Sing We Now of Christmas

Sunday, December 3, 3:30pm, University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
    with the Keller High School Choir, Chi Chi King, conductor

Monday, December 4, 7:30pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, Arlington, Texas
  with the The Oakridge School Choir, Andy Stewart, conductor
Tuesday, December 5, 7:30pm, White's Chapel United Methodist Church, Southlake, Texas
   withCantare Performance Choir,  Peggy Sward, conductor/artistic director

Many of our patrons tell us their Christmas season officially begins with our concerts!  Join us this year for Sing We Now of Christmas, showcasing joyous music of the season including sparkling arrangements of Sleigh Ride, Away in a Manger, The Twelve Days of Christmas, In Dulci Jubilo, and many more --including, of course, our annual closing thought: Silent Night with guitar, the singers, and audience.


E Pluribus Unum

Friday, April 13, 7:30pm, White's Chapel United Methodist Church.
    This performance will feature White's Chapel UMC's Chancel Choir, Shauna Fuller, director,
    in a combined performance of Randall Thompson's The Testament of  Freedom
Sunday, April 15, 3:30pm, University Christian Church, Fort Worth
    This performance will feature the Lone Star Youth Chorus, Dinah Menger, conductor, 
   in a combined performance of Randall Thompson's The Testament of Freedom. 

Dr. Jerry McCoy began his Artistic Leadership of Schola Cantorum of Texas/Fort Worth Chorale in 2008 with a concert titled Lest We Forget.  We thought it would be fitting to bring the past ten years full circle, celebrating not only the choir's 55th season but also Dr. McCoy's 10th season.

So, we close this anniversary season with a concert of thoughtful, invigorating, inspirational music for our time.  The concert will offer poetic thought and music that remembers those who have suffered and died for the cause of 'liberty and justice for all', featuring Ivo Antognini's Invictus dedicated to Nelson Mandela, and Bob Chilcott's arrangement of MLK

We will also sing of America's gift of love to refugees of our time with the performance of Jake Runestad's powerfully moving We Can Mend the Sky, built upon two Somali proverbs and a poem by 14-year old Somali refugee Laura Mohamed. The centerpiece of our concert will be Randall Thompson's timeless The Testament of Freedom, a 20-minute work based upon the words of Thomas Jefferson. Our last thought of the season will be Craig Hella Johnson's All of Us, a joyous, inspiring piece about how we strive to be the people of the American dream, 'e pluribus unum --out of many, one.'


We hope you will afford us these opportunities to make a difference in your life. 
We sing to empower the souls and raise the spirits of our listeners.

Bring some friends and become a part of our musical family.