St. Maries Minstrels

About

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.

St. Maries Minstrels has a new director for the 2018 spring season.  Beth Lanier, currently an alto in St. Maries Musica, has agreed to take on responsibility for Minstrels.  Joe Richter, the Minstrels' Artistic Director since its beginning, has retired.  He will be greatly missed!

 

Current Members

Soprano          ALTO                   tenor          bass           

Cheryl Ceriale                               Jacqueline Horn                                   Mike Berkin                         Lee Brewer   

Heather Rardin                             Beth Lanier                                          Carl Ellinwood                     Mike Judd

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 for more information.

 
  Minstrels on a rehearsal break, Mill Creek in Southern Maryland.
 St. Maries Minstrels in concert at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, January 2018 to celebrate 250th anniversary of the church.

St. Maries Minstrels in concert at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, January 2018 to celebrate 250th anniversary of the church.