New York and UK Choir Trips
St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, New York City (June 25, 2023)
Next year St. Mary's Choir will sing at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue for the 11:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist. A Choral Eucharist includes the ordinary of the mass (Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) sung by the choir on behalf of the congregation. The Master of the Choristers at St. Thomas is Dr. Jeremy Filsell who has played on several occasions at St. Mary's during his tenure here in the DC area. St. Thomas Choir School educates boys at St. Thomas where they are the exclusive singers for the treble or soprano line in the main parish choir. The choir and other musical offerings at St. Thomas enrich the life of the parish and the city of New York in many ways. St. Thomas is considered by many to be a flagship parish of the Episcopal Church nationwide.
UK Cathedral Choir Pilgrimage (July 2024)
St. Mary's Choir together with youth and adult singers will lead daily services at a UK Cathedral in July 2024. Not only will this be a cultural and musical opportunity, it is also a rich spiritual opportunity to enter into the centuries long tradition of choral led cathedral services in the Anglican tradition. Singers will be preparing throughout the upcoming choir seasons with special rehearsals and services. Our first UK Pilgrimage was July 2019 to Lincoln Cathedral.