A variety of choral music and readings emphasizing love and caring for neighbors and ourselves in a time of anxiety.
The Choir is comprised of 20-24 singers under the direction of James Bumgardner. The choir enjoys making beautiful music not only for normal Sunday services at the church, but also at any opportunity available. It has given concerts of liturgical music at nearby Appalachian State University and other local venues. Further afield, the choir has sung across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Washington DC, New York, and in several cathedrals in England. The choir of St Mary's has been in residence at Durham Cathedral, England and at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, New York City; the ensemble also enjoys the honor of having represented North Carolina at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC for the first North Carolina Day there.
The choir maintains the highest possible standards of performance. To this end, it has studied with some of the world’s best choral directors in New York City and at several of the famous chapel choirs of Cambridge, including King’s, St John's, and Clare Colleges.