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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. Dr. Gibala has led the choir 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:

  • Rite of Election and of Call to Continuing Conversion
  • Confirmation for Adults
  • Ordination of Deacons (Permanent Diaconate)
  • Ordination of Deacons (Transitional Diaconate)
  • Ordination of Priests
  • Mass for Marriage Jubilarians
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage (tri-annual)


If you are interested in auditioning for the Diocesan Choir or need more information, contact Donna Brown at 703-524-2815.