“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him." (Psalms 28:7)
From time immemorial, musical worship has been a vital aspect of glorifying God. Role of the choir in leading worship is to help our church sing together and experience the presence of God. Leading the congregation in hymns and prayers is absolutely essential for worship, since praise is much desired by God.
The St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral Choir, formed in 1990, under the leadership of Thomas Varkey ( Babychen ) since then, is endowed with a talented and dedicated group of individuals which lead the congregation in all Holy Qurbana liturgical proceedings.
The choir has a mission, which is to serve the church and in turn serve God by delivering songs in worship and praise, endeavour to develop a sense of spiritual wellbeing among the parishioners and to provide opportunities to the youth to participate in the Holy Qurbana service in a meaningful way.
The vision of the choir is to create an atmosphere in the church so as the entire congregation sing along as per the same rhythm, pitch and style as of the choir.
The choir which is registered under “Sruti School of Liturgical Music” participates every Friday in the “Holy Qurbana” and conduct regular practices on Thursdays in preparation for each Friday Service.