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Cathedral of St. Thomas More

3901 Cathedral Lane

Arlington, Virginia 22203

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Music Coordinator

Catholic Diocese of Arlington

Artistic Director

Cathedral Concerts

Music Coordinator

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Affiliations

Charter Member
National Association of Pastoral Musicians Council

Founder, Local Chapter
NPM

Education

Point Park University

honorary doctorate

Leonine Institute

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NPM Arlington

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Richard Gibala Richard P. Gibala currently is Director of Music at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, Virginia, and serves as Artistic Director of Cathedral Concerts. He is the Music Coordinator for the Diocese of Arlington, and is a charter member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) Council.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he served as music coordinator for the Diocese of Pittsburgh from 1978 - 1986, where he founded the Diocesan Choir and the local chapter of the NPM. Rick served as chairperson for the NPM regional conventions in Pittsburgh in 1982 and in Washington, DC in 1990. He chaired the national NPM convention held in Washington, DC, July, 2001. In 1999 Rick was honored at the national NPM convention as Pastoral Musician of the Year. In September, 2000, he received an honorary doctorate from the Leonine Institute.
He also served as chair for the 2003 regional convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Northern Virginia, and chair for the Millennial Gathering of The Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians held in Washington, DC in 1999. ick was dean of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists from 1998-2000, and served as chair of the Tri Chapter of the AGO from 2004 - 2006. He has also served as Chapter Director for the Arlington Chapter of NPM.
Rick has conducted workshops and retreats, and has served as guest choral conductor in various locations throughout the United States. He has been organ consultant to over 30 churches in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
He has written articles for The American Organist, Pastoral Music, Today's Parish, Church, and The Liturgical Singer, and is the author of With Harp, Lyre, and Spatula, a cookbook for church musicians, published by NPM. Rick's compositions have been published by GIA and Morning Star Publication. BACK TO TOP


The Cathedral of Saint Thomas More: Parish Staff

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Dr. Richard P. Gibala, Director of Music  rickpgibala@gmail.com 703-524-2815


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Richard Gibala, music director at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington and music coordinator for the diocese, plays at the new organ console during this year's chrism Mass.

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As the principal instrument of the "mother church" of the diocese, the console was "in nearly constant use and showing signs of wear," said Richard Gibala, cathedral music director and music coordinator for the Arlington Diocese. The old keys had become uneven and some were harder to press.
The new console is computer generated, so it's "more efficient," Gibala said. It also has four instead of the previous three manuals, or keyboards, along with extra stops. Stops are small knobs that correspond to a set of pipes, each representing a unique sound.
There is now "more flexibility while playing," said Gibala, adding that the music also is enhanced by the new acoustics in the cathedral. During renovations wood paneling on the walls was replaced with granite.
The original cathedral console was installed with the pipes when the current church was built in 1961. After the diocese was established in 1974 and the church became a cathedral, additional pipes were added and the console was "tweaked a bit," said Gibala. Over the years the organ has received regular maintenance and care, but the new console "is by far the biggest improvement" he said.
The decision to replace the console rather than the entire organ was partially financial. An organ would cost more than $2 million; the console was $175,000.
Gibala compared the organ to an old mansion: "You can tear it down and start over, neglect it or you can maintain it," he said. Father Rippy and Gibala have opted for the third route.
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"I believe it is a magnificent instrument," Gibala said, "and it can serve the cathedral for years to come."
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The Cathedral of Saint Thomas More

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Dr. Richard P. Gibala, Director of Music 703.524.2815


Richard P. Gibala currently ...

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Richard P. Gibala currently is Director of Music at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, Virginia, and serves as Artistic Director of Cathedral Concerts. He is the Music Coordinator for the Diocese of Arlington, and is a charter member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) Council.

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Rick has conducted workshops and retreats, and has served as guest choral conductor in various locations throughout the United States. He has been organ consultant to over 30 churches in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
He has written articles for The American Organist, Pastoral Music, Today's Parish, Church, and The Liturgical Singer, and is the author of With Harp, Lyre, and Spatula, a cookbook for church musicians, published by NPM. Rick’s compositions have been published by GIA and Morning Star Publication.

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