Music

Parish Choir

The Parish Choir has begun a new fall season.  The choir is open to all who love to sing, and is intended for high-school age students and adults.  The choir enhances liturgy with a wide variety of music, from chant and polyphony to contemporary music.  The choir primarily sings at the 8:30 am Mass on Sunday but will sing at the 10:30 am Mass every 4th Sunday of the month.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Church.  The choir usually accepts new members throughout the year, but we encourage new members to begin in September.  Contact Music Director, Michael Galdo, m.galdo@saintfrancisparish.org to join.

Children’s Choir

Click here to register for Children’s Choir.

The St. Francis Children’s Choir, for Grades 2 – 8, rehearses on Tuesdays throughout the school year.  The choir is divided into two levels, the Elementary Choir rehearses from 3:15 – 4:00 pm and the Advanced Choir rehearses from 4:00 – 5:15 pm. The choir sings about twice a month at various weekend Masses as well as some of the big feast days such as Immaculate Conception, Christmas, and Easter.  In order to register all new and returning choir members need to attend vocal assessments.  Assessments will be held on Tuesday, September 24.  The first rehearsal is on Tuesday, October 1st, in the Church.  Contact m.galdo@saintfrancisparish.org for more information, or call the office 540-338-6381.

Witness

Witness provides music for the Sunday 5:00 pm Teen Mass. Witness primarily plays modern contemporary style music to encourage the “full, active, conscious participation” of the youth. Rehearsals are held at 4pm on Sundays prior to Mass. Adults and youth, 8th grade and up, who sing or play an instrument, are welcome to join. Please contact Kevin Bills, kevin@kbills.com.

Chorus Angelorum

One of the spiritual works of mercy is to pray for the living and the dead.  Would you like to sing in a choir for funerals?  Chorus Angelorum assists in singing the hymns and acclamations at funerals.  The choir works in conjunction with the cantor and organist to support the family of the deceased with song and prayers.  Funerals are typically at 10 am in the morning with only a few days’ notice.  Please contact Jean Fenwick, jeanfenwick4@gmail.com or 703-966-7934, if you are interested in joining.

 

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