The LASchola is a Los Angeles-based chamber choir, specializing in a broad range of liturgical music, from medieval to modern. The ensemble showcases this rich repertoire within the context of the liturgy at St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood. Singers in the LASchola are among the finest and most experienced in Southern California.
The LASchola first began singing at St. Thomas in 2009, and has since provided high quality music for numerous Masses, Evensongs, requiems, weddings, and other liturgical events for our parish. They have become an integral part of our liturgical practice and devotion.
The most regular liturgy for which the LASchola sings is the 5pm Vigil Mass, every Saturday evening. For the majority of Vigil Masses, a soloist from the ensemble chants the Mass as a cantor. Several times a year, the LASchola also provides choral settings of the Mass.
How to Donate to The LASchola Fund
Please make checks payable to ‘St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood’ with ‘LASchola’ written on the memo line, and send to the following address:
St. Thomas the Apostle
7501 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90046
Please click the ‘Donate’ button on the upper-right side of this page to donate via PayPal. After filling out the fields, click ‘Review Donation and Continue.’ On the next page, in order to designate the fund, click ‘Add special instructions to the seller,’ and type ‘LASchola’ in the box.
Contact the LASchola Liaison, Jeffrey Parola: email@example.com
LASchola Choral Events
Saturday, 22 October 2016 – 5:00p
LATIN VIGIL MASS
The LASchola begins the season anew with heartfelt
music by Josef Rheinberger: Missa Brevis in F,
and ‘Hymne’ from 3 Geistliche Gesänge.
Saturday, 17 December 2016 – 5:00p
ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS
This popular annual service features a wide variety
of festive Advent music, from classics by Ord and
Willcocks, to gems by Tallis and Pärt.
Saturday, 18 February 2017 – 5:00p
LATIN VIGIL MASS
The English tradition of sacred music is one filled
with centuries of beauty. The LASchola delves
into this rich tradition with music by Byrd,
Tallis, Purcell, and Howells.
Saturday, 29 April 2017 – 5:00p
EVENSONG & BENEDICTION
The LASchola closes the season with this profound annual
service with radiant music by Kodály and Stanford, and
additionally a special work by the British composer, Judith
Bingham. Bingham’s ‘Ave virgo sanctissima’ was
commissioned by Canon Ian Elliott Davies in 2012.