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Aquinas Institute of Theology will confer three honorary degrees at the school’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony. In 1989 Philip Barnes was invited to direct the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, becoming only its fourth artistic director since the foundation of the choir in 1956. Barnes’ tenure with the Chamber Chorus has been marked by continual growth, both artistically and in terms of organization. Under his leadership, the ensemble has specialized in a cappella singing, and through numerous commissions and new editions, Barnes and the Chorus have made significant contributions to the repertoire for unaccompanied cho...

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Aquinas Institute of Theology is pleased to announce the appointment of Fr. Mark E. Wedig, O.P. as its 10th President. The appointment was made by the Provincial Council of the Province of St. Albert the Great upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees of Aquinas Institute. Fr. Wedig is a Dominican friar and a member of the Southern Province of St. Martin de Porres. A widely published scholar and a seasoned academic administrator, he comes to Aquinas Institute from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida where he served as Chair of the Department of Theology and Philosophy for nineteen years, and where he currently...

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