As you consider opportunities for service and growth for yourself and/or your children for the upcoming months, please consider the joy, fellowship, and blessing of singing with one of St. Mary’s Choirs.
The St. Mary’s Music Ministry is composed of six choirs with more than 100 participants (Choir parents count too!). St. Mary’s Choirs are affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music.
How You Can Get Involved
- If you have an interest in participating in one of our adult choirs, please contact Gregory Hooker, Minister of Music, 703-527-6800 or Gregory.Hooker@StMarysArlington.org.
- If you have a child or teen interested to join a choir, please register them at this link.
- Download and read St. Mary’s Choir Handbook to learn more
In the Treble Choir, boys and girls from kindergarten through third grade make a joyful noise while learning about the singing voice, breath, and musical notation. The choir sings once a month at the 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and practice weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Boys & Girls Choir
Older children and teens in the Boys and Girls Choir develop their skills as young musicians and leaders of the 9:00 a.m. liturgy and other services through the training program of the Royal School of Church Music and with yearly choir trips. The Boys & Girls Choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service several times a month throughout the school year. Experienced choristers have the opportunity to sing with the Choir of Men & Women on selected occasions. This choir practices weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Choir of Men & Women
Adults sing primarily at 11:15 a.m. each Sunday throughout the school year and at 10:00 a.m. during the summer. In addition to the Sunday morning Holy Eucharist, this choir sings for special liturgies, including Evensong, All Saints Requiem, and Lessons & Carols. This choir practices weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Handbell Choir
Adults and teenagers Directed by Bass Section Leader and Assisting Music Director Gregory Stuart, this choir rehearses on a project by project basis (such as for Advent Lessons & Carols), thus a regular rehearsal commitment is not required.
Contact Dr. Gregory Hooker