St. Mary's Choir
Makes music to enhance Eucharistic liturgies, Holy Week services,
and our annual Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols. With our talented Music Director Lucinda Mosher, Th.D., and assistance of our wonderful cantor, Thea Burke, we plan music that will
amplify the themes and imagery handed us by the lectionary. Typically the Choir leads hymns, psalms,
and service music and providing an offertory anthem every Sunday from the
beginning January until the Day of Pentecost and from soon after Labor Day through
the end of December. This capable group enjoys many styles and from various historical eras. Invaluable
help comes from Barrie Mosher, who prepares the scores used by the choir when
chanting psalms. He also has composed or arranged some of our anthems and often
enhances preludes, hymns, and anthems by playing oboe, English horn, or recorder.
Periodically, the Choir is assisted by guest instrumentalists such as Alexei Romanenko, principal cellist of the Jacksonville Symphony, plus Molly Sweet
(clarinet) and Margareta Moczynski (flute) of the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville.