In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
The Music Ministry at Jesus the Divine Word Parish is under the direction of Dr. Donald R. Naumann, director of music since 2013. It includes Adult, Youth, and Children’s Choirs along with Cantor Soloists, The Divine Brass Ensemble and The Divine Strings.
The Adult Choir is comprised of approximately twenty amateur and semi-professional singers from the local Huntingtown, Maryland area. As members of the Music Ministry, the Adult Choir sings at Sunday 10:00am Masses and for Holy Days. Membership is open to all who share our love for music and a desire to share your talents with the Lord. Vocal experience is helpful but is not required. The Adult Choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:30pm-9:00pm.
The Youth Choir consists of local teen and college singers. As an extension of the Youth Ministry at Jesus the Divine Word, this vocal ensemble celebrates Sunday Noon Masses and complements the Adult Choir for special Masses. The Youth Choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:30pm-9:00pm.
Children’s Choir is under the direction of Ms. Jenn Colosi. Membership in this vocal ensemble is open to 2nd grade through middle school students and performs for Christmas, First Communion and other Special Masses. For more information please contact Ms. Colosi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-744-8696.
Cantors are also members of the Adult and Youth Choirs. These soloists sing for Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00pm, Sunday Mass at 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm.
Divine Brass Ensemble
The resident Divine Brass Ensemble is led by Mr. Naumann. This brass group performs at select special Masses and holy days.
The Divine String Ensemble is comprised of local orchestral musicians that add their talents at special times during the liturgical year.