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.
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.
How you can be involved in the St. Martin of Tours
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.
St. Martin of Tours Church - 639 South Shelby Street - Louisville, KY 40202