Music Ministries

“Cantare amantis est” (singing is of one who loves). This statement of St. Augustine’s reflects the mission of the music ministry at St. Theresa’s. We sing because we love God and because the beauty of sung prayer lifts our spirits to the divine. Music, as a splendid gift from God, is returned to God in praise. The music at St. Theresa’s is varied but the aim is the same, to praise God for His great love and mercy with the assembly of His people. Our music ministry welcomes new members anytime. See the information below describing the various choirs and feel free to contact any of the choir directors via email.

Traditional Choir

Matthew Ho – Activity Contact

(703) 932-6774

The Traditional Choir provides music for the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass, and is accompanied on the pipe organ. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:50 PM in the choir loft and at 10:00 AM before Sunday Mass.  Contact Matt Ho at

Contemporary Choir

Kathy Farmer – Activity Contact

(703) 858-2391

The Contemporary Choir provides music for the 8:45AM Sunday Mass, including both contemporary and traditional music. Accompaniment includes piano, guitar, violin, and other instruments.  Singers and instrumentalists are welcome to join.  Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:30PM in the choir loft and at 8:15 before Sunday Mass.  Contact Kathy Farmer at or 703-470-7340 for more information.

Schola Cantorum

Anne Marie Miller – Activity Contact

The Schola Cantorum was formed to preserve the rich musical heritage of the Catholic Church and to enhance the beauty of the liturgy in a way that lifts the hearts and minds of all present to the divine.  It is an auditioned choir that sings Latin chant and sacred polyphony. We have sung at First Friday Mass, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (12:30 Mass) and plan to continue to sing on the occasional Sunday or holy day of obligation.  Members should be able to read music or learn the music with the aid of recordings provided by the director.  Rehearsals are held each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the choir loft.  Contact Anne Miller at to arrange an audition.


Betsy Leon – Activity Contact

(703) 724-0541






Children’s Choir


More information coming soon


St. Theresa’s Contemporary Music Ministry adds to the 8:45AM Sunday Mass by enhancing the liturgy through sacred music and leading the congregation in prayerful song.  Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00PM in the church loft.