The Saint Luke Festival Choir sings at the 11:00 Mass from the second Sunday in September through the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. The Choir rehearses every Thursday evening starting at 7:30 and on Sunday one hour prior to Mass. The music is from the great classics of the sacred repertoire, including Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Howells and Durufle. The Festival Choir is open to all who love to sing. No auditions are necessary. We currently have openings for Tenors and Basses and limited openings for Sopranos and Altos. High School students are always welcome. Please contact Paul Skevington or at 703 356 0670 for the latest updates.
The Contemporary Ensemble provides the music ministry to the 9:00 am Sunday Mass throughout the school year. This Ensemble consists of professional and amateur musicians, grades 7 and up, who lead with vocals, piano, guitars and other instruments (strings, woodwinds and brass). Singers of ALL skill levels are encouraged to join. Instrumental musicians must demonstrate sight reading skill and be actively engaged in private instruction. Rehearsals are held an hour before Mass every Sunday at 8 am. We welcome those who can come every week as well as those who can only make it upon occasion. For information, contact director Bill Colosimo or by phone at 571 213 7376.
High School Instrumentalists
We need your talent. High school students are invited to assist at the 5:30 Mass during the summer and during the school year. Do you play a string or woodwind instrument? Are you interested in accompanying the music at Mass? We hope you would be willing to share your talent. For more information, please contact
Paul Skevington or by phone at 703 356 0670.
Saint Luke Women’s Choir
The Saint Luke Women's Choir sings once a month, usually at the Saturday 5:30 Mass. Warm up is in the Music Room at 4:45 before that Mass. The Women's Choir is led by Jennifer Cho and Paul Skevington. To sign up, please contact Paul Skevington or by phone at 703 356 0670.
Children's Choir Programs
We have tried for several years to offer a Children's Choir program. Ideally this would be a graded program of
beginners (grades 2-4) and Choristers (grades 5 - 8). Such a program requires a minimum of 10 singers in each group who are at rehearsals on a weekly basis. Even combining the 2 groups, we have not been able to meet the minimum singers required. Therefore we are not able to offer a program for children at this time.
The School Children’s Choir is comprised of singers from Grades 3-8 at Saint Luke School. This choir leads the singing of the assembly at weekly school Masses. In addition, the choir performs at school assemblies. For more information contact the school.
Cantors are responsible for proclaiming the Psalm and leading the Assembly in song when no choirs are present. To find out more about this program, please contact Paul Skevington or by phone at 703-356-0670.
The Music in McLean Concert Series, begun in 1993, brings the Washington area's finest musicians into Saint Luke Catholic Church for monthly musical performances. To view the concert schedule, information about the Saint Luke Pipe Organ and to view recordings completed at Saint Luke, please click here: Music in McLean