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

By mail:
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.

By Arrangement:
Contact the LASchola Liaison, Dr. Jeffrey Parola.


2017–2018 SEASON
LASchola Choral Events

Saturday, 14 October 2017 – 5:00p

Music by Herbert Howells, including the Mass in the
Dorian Mode, God is gone up, and God be in my head.
Mr. Stephen Salts, guest conductor.

Saturday, 9 December 2017 – 5:00p

This popular annual service features a wide variety
of festive Advent music to usher in the Christmas season.
Mr. Jae Park, guest conductor.

Saturday, 3 February 2018 – 5:00p

The music of Mozart adorns this Mass with his Missa
Brevis in D Minor, ‘Laudete pueri’ from Vesperae solennes
de confessore and a very early motet, God is our refuge.
Dr. Christopher Gravis, guest conductor.

Saturday, 28 April 2018 – 5:00p

A very special and unique service offered at St. Thomas,
this year’s Evensong & Benediction is complemented by
Tertius Noble’s Evening Service in B Minor, along with a
variety of beautiful choral and organ music.
Mr. James Casey, guest conductor.


Here are some recordings of the LASchola singing live at St. Thomas:

God is gone up by Herbert Howells
Mr. Stephen Salts, guest conductor
Dr. Jeffrey Parola, organist
Latin Vigil Mass, 14 October 2017

‘Kyrie’ from Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd
Dr. Jeffrey Parola, guest conductor
Latin Vigil Mass, 18 February 2017


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