St. Maries Minstrels


The Minstrels was first conceived of as an Ambassador Ensemble consisting of members from St. Maries Musica, and began informally in the Fall of 2012, when a request was made for a small group of singers from St. Maries Musica to provide musical entertainment for an evening event. Since that time the Minstrels adopted their title, St. Maries Minstrels, and extended their membership to 8 persons, all being current members of St. Maries Musica; 2 on each of the four voice parts: soprano, alto, tenor and bass.

The Minstrels make every effort to accept invitations extended to them, or to St. Maries Musica when the larger chorus cannot accommodate the request. As of April, 2015, the Minstrels will have performed 26 concerts above and beyond their performances with the larger St. Maries Musica. “Outreach” through singing to enrich the lives of people in Southern Maryland Communities is part of the Mission of St. Maries Musica. The Minstrels are an extension of this “outreach”, and have included the public schools with their first such performance in March of 2015.


Current Members

Soprano                                    ALTO

Cheryl Ceriale                                                                                             Sarah Lorek

Jacqueline Horn                                                                                          Samantha Keiter



Tenor                                         Bass

Joe Richter                                                                                                    Mike Judd

                                                                                                                       Greg Stachelczyk


Interested in Joining?

All current and past members of St. Maries Musica are invited to join St. Maries Minstrels. If you are interested, please fill out the form below to contact the leader, Joe Richter, for more information.

Minstrels on a rehearsal break, Mill Creek in Southern Maryland.
St. Maries Minstrels in concert at Grace and Peace Church, December 2016.

St. Maries Minstrels in concert at Grace and Peace Church, December 2016.