Omnis spiritus laudet Dominum. Alleluja.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Alleluia!
The choirs of St. Mary's are a vital part of her liturgical life, offering sacred music of the highest quality for Masses and other services throughout the week. The choirs also combine for grander music on special feasts.
St. Mary's Choir
The St. Mary’s Choir is a mixed choir of adults that sings for Ordinary Form High Mass in English. Repertoire includes Gregorian chant, English anthems and Latin motets. The choir is currently on hiatus due to the restrictions on public worship and changes in the Mass schedule. Anyone interested in singing in the future is encouraged to contact Elizabeth Weaver.
Coro Hispano de Santa Maria (Spanish Choir)
St. Mary's Spanish Choir is an adult choir that sings for the Spanish Masses on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:15 p.m. The rehearsal for both Masses is held on Monday from 7-9 p.m.
El Coro Hispano de Santa María es un coro de adultos que canta para las Misas de los días Sábado a las 7:00 PM y Domingo a la 1:15 PM. No necesitas leer música, solo necesitas estar dispuesto a enhaltecer a Nuestro Señor con tu voz. Los ensayos para ambas Misas, se realizarán los días Lunes, 7-9PM. Puedes contactar a nuestro director Welder Gomez al (203) 898-0238, o a nuestra Secretaria Erlinda Zelaya en el (203) 866-5546.
The professional Schola Cantorum, directed by Charles Weaver, provides music for the traditional Latin high Masses on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and on other major feast days. The Schola released its debut CD in 2017. (find out more)
St. Mary's Children's Schola
The Children's Schola meets one afternoon a week during the academic year for vocal and musical instruction, and works toward singing at special Masses. This educational program is designed for children ages 5-14. All children of the parish who want to sing are also invited to join the seasonal Carol Choir for Advent Lessons & Carols. For more information on these singing opportunities for children, please contact us.
St. Mary's Festival Choir
Singers of all abilities are invited to join the Festival Choir for special occasions at St. Mary's, such as Advent Lessons & Carols, Midnight Mass of Christmas, the Easter Vigil, Corpus Christi, and Assumption. If you would like more information about singing for the next festive occasion, please contact Charles Weaver.
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Bis orat qui bene cantat
Who sings well prays twice
El que canta bien, ora dos veces