STM at Yale


Dr. Gard has been Director of Music Saint Thomas More Chapel at Yale since August 2000. He regularly conducts the Chapel Choir (10:00 AM mass) and the Good Samaritones (5:00 PM mass).

The Chapel is known for its outstanding liturgical music as well as the annual Triduum liturgy featuring all of the Chapel’s ensembles in a dramatic celebration lasting three days. Music includes a sung Passion and Easter Vigil. Richard is assisted by composer in residence Julian Revie,  accompanists Laura Richling and Katie Martin, and assistant conductors Natalie Plaza, Daniel Reed and Evelyn Gard.  The Chapel also offers free voice lessons as part of a cantor-intern program open to Yale students.

The Saint Thomas More Music department is always open to new instrumentalists and vocalists for all of its ensembles.  To audition, please email Richard at

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