Diocesan Choir

The Diocesan Choir was formed in 1999 for the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.  It is directed by Dr. Richard P. Gibala, Director of Music Ministries at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More since 1990.  Dr. Gibala leads not only the Diocesan Choir but also the Cathedral Choir, Handbell Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Youth Choir, Hispanic Choir, and the Arlington Festival Choir.

The Diocesan Choir sings at the following annual liturgies:

  • Blue Mass
  • Diocesan Confirmation
  • Diocesan Diaconate Ordination
  • Diocesan Pilgrimages
  • Diocesan Priesthood Ordination
  • Marriage Jubilee Mass
  • Rite of Election


If you are interested in auditioning for the Diocesan Choir or need more information, contact Karen Buentello in the Office of Catechetics and Sacred Liturgy at (703) 841-2554, or Dr. Richard Gibala's assistant Donna Brown at (703) 524-2815.