Adult Choir

The adult Parish Choir strives to enliven our liturgy and worship with beautiful and well-prepared musical offerings. As an all-volunteer ensemble, our members represent a wide range of musical experience and knowledge, from novice to more seasoned singers. We rehearse each Thursday evening, September through May, with time off in the summer months. We provide musical leadership at the Sunday 10:30 service, as well as on feast days and during Holy Week. Our repertoire includes Renaissance motets, grand English anthems, American spirituals and songs, and selections from the modern sacred literature, including composers from Palestrina to Alice Parker, from C.H.H. Parry to Cecilia McDowall. Most importantly, we desire for our ministry to support parish mission with music that is transformational: to allow the Divine to transform the hearts of those who are the least or the most powerful, those who are poor in spirit, those who are rich in wealth, those who may need to hear the Gospel in an alternative language such as music.


If you are interested in becoming being a member of the Parish Choir, please contact David Houston, Associate for Music & Liturgy, at 301-864-8880 or by e-mail:

ARCHIVES:  Pilgrimage to Norwich Cathedral 2019

In the summer of 2019, the St. Andrew’s Parish Choir sang for a week in residence at Norwich Cathedral, singing Evensong six evenings and the Sunday morning service. Click on the links below to listen to the recordings of two choral anthems sung by the choir at Norwich Cathedral.

Keep Watch, Dear Lord – Craig Phillips

Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal – arr. Alice Parker