Music at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Church

Sunday Service

St. Mary’s offers a rich variety of music as part of our worship program. At our 10:00 am Service, you will hear hymns accompanied by the organ, choral anthems by our Adult Choir, and occasional guest musicians including vocal soloists, string ensembles, harpists, and trumpeters.

St. Mary’s Adult Choir

All are welcome to join the St. Mary’s Choir. This choir sings many types of music—from Palestrina to spirituals. Rehearsals for this group are held each Sunday at 8:45am. Contact Director of Music, Nicholas Mourlam, at for more information.

Pick-up Choir Sundays

Have you ever wanted to sing with the St. Mary’s choir, but wished there was a way to “try it out” without the commitment? Well, now is your chance! On Sundays that the St. Mary’s Choir is not scheduled to sing, you are invited to sing with the Pick-up Choir. Mini-rehearsals are held from 9:15 am – 9:45 am in the Sanctuary during the dates listed below for a piece to be sung at the 10:00 am Service. There is no need to commit in advance; just show up the morning of! Please email Nicholas Mourlam at: if you have any questions.

  • Sunday, October 9
  • Sunday, October 16
  • Sunday, October 23

Concerts & Music Lectures

St. Mary’s hosts many community events throughout the year. Stay tuned to our church news for information about organ performances, Celtic music concerts, and lectures on sacred music.