The Music Ministry at All Saints Church is a vibrant, volunteer-centered program that serves the parish community in all aspects of liturgical life. The choral and handbell choirs maintain an active rehearsal and liturgy schedule, which seeks to provide music of the highest possible quality for our parish liturgies.
The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy reminds us that, “The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy” (CSL, 112).
The liturgy is, in turn, at the heart of our Catholic Faith. The members of our music ministry participate in the program in service to the parish through the spirit of Christian Stewardship: Time, Talent and Treasure.
The following contains information about each of our parish choirs and ensembles, including contact information for the corresponding directors.
The Parish Choir sings at the 11:30 AM Mass each Sunday, Christmas Midnight Mass, the Great Easter Vigil, and other feast days and special liturgies throughout the year. The Choir’s repertoire covers the entire range of traditional Catholic liturgical music. At this time, we have openings for all voice parts. Contact director Tim Lewicki at (703) 393-2146 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM.
The Contemporary Choir sings on Saturdays at the 5:30 PM Mass and rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 PM, September to June. Directed by Cathy Drummond, the Choir offers a mixture of contemporary Catholic styles with piano and guitar accompaniment. Contact Cathy Drummond at 703-335-1741 or email@example.com for more information. We welcome new musicians!
Handbell Choir: Resounding Joy
Adults interested in this unique way of praising God and adding a special touch to our liturgies, please contact Kathryn Moore at (703) 346-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No musical experience needed. We will provide all the knowledge needed to participate. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM. The Handbell Choir plays once a month at Mass and on special occasions.
Young People’s Choir
Directed by Nichole Reynolds, the Young People’s Choir sings at the 9:30 AM Mass every 2nd and 4th Sunday from October to June. The choir rehearses from 5:00 – 6:00 PM every Wednesday, and meets at 8:45 AM before each Mass they sing. Children in grades 3-8 from all schools as well as home-schooled are invited. For information on joining, please contact Nichole Reynolds at email@example.com.
The Teen Music Choir provides a mix of contemporary Christian worship songs and traditional Catholic liturgical music at the Sunday 5:30 PM. Teen Mass during the youth group year. The music group practices at 4:30 PM in the Church before Mass. Those of high school age and above are welcome to join! Please contact director Laura Loker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spanish Choirs
Los tres Coros Hispanos invitan cordialmente a todas las personas que desean cantar en español o que puedan tocar instrumentos musicales. Por favor vengan a hablar con el director(a) del coro después de la misa de la 1:30 PM ( Ivan Sanchez), 3:30 PM (Merlin Recinos) o de la 7:00 PM (Victor Aguirre).
All Saints’ three Spanish Choirs cordially invite all men and women who like to sing in Spanish or can play appropriate instruments. Please come to Sunday Mass (1:30 PM, 3:30 PM or 7:00 PM) and introduce yourself.
Parish cantors are selected through a process of audition and interview with the Director of Music. Because this is a specialized ministry, music reading and voice training are highly recommended. For further information or to schedule an audition, please contact Tim Lewicki at (703) 393-2146 or email@example.com.