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. More information and photos of the pilgrimage may be found at the Parish Choir of St. Andrew’s Facebook Page:

Listen to the St. Andrew’s Choir singing in Norwich:

Keep Watch, Dear Lord – Craig Phillips

There is a Balm in Gilead – William Dawson

Angus Dei – from A Canterbury Mass by Cecilia MacDowall

Sanctus – from A Canterbury Mass byCecilia MacDowall

Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal – arr. Alice Parker