Our Choirs

The Adult Choir

St. Michael’s Adult Choir is a skilled, diverse and dedicated group of singers who sing the main Eucharist each Sunday, in addition to Choral Evensong, concerts and other seasonal liturgies. Singing a broad range of sacred music from the Renaissance to the finest works of modern composers, the choir enjoys a special emphasis on music from the English cathedral tradition.  


 The St. Cecilia Girls Choir at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Raleigh

St. Cecilia Girls Choir

Girls in grades 6-12

Our middle and high school girls make a beautiful sound as they sing substantial, rewarding music. They develop considerable music reading skills, as well as a clear and energized sound. In addition to singing on Sunday mornings, the St. Cecilia Choir enjoys singing Choral Evensong with our adults. Several St. Cecilia Choir girls attend one of the outstanding Royal School of Church Music summer training courses each year. We are fortunate that the RSCM's Carolina Course for Girls and Adults takes place nearby at Duke University. The St. Cecilia Girls Choir is conducted by Kevin Kerstetter and Dan Mason.


St. Gregory Boychoir

Boys in grades 4-8

The St. Gregory Boychoir offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for boys to use their extraordinary treble voices, singing music composed with their unique sound in mind. Many of the boys play sports or a musical instrument in addition to singing. Being part of a team that is committed to musical excellence prepares them for other worthwhile endeavors. The St. Gregory Boychoir is conducted by Kevin Kerstetter and Dan Mason.

 St. Gregory Boychoir in Raleigh, NC

 Canterbury Girls Choir at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Raleigh

Canterbury Girls Choir

Girls in grades 3-5

Directed by Katie Miller, these girls learn to sing in a wonderfully refined way, becoming very intelligent young musicians. They develop their music reading skills and expand their vocal range. The girls have a sense of commitment to their important role in worship, and have a great time working together to sing lovely music.


Beckwith Choir

Boys in grades 1-3 & girls in grades 1-2

Directed by Melissa Raley, the Beckwith Choir enjoys singing in a fun, educational rehearsal setting that emphasizes teamwork and fundamental music skills. They sing anthems throughout the choir season, and ring handbells occasionally. The Beckwith Choir is a lively group of choristers with an eagerness to offer their very best in worship.

 Beckwith Choir for Boys and Girls

 All Angels Choir for Boys and Girls

All Angels Choir

Boys and girls 4 or 5 years of age

Directed by Kim Cadwallader, our youngest singers begin their choir training in the All Angels Choir. They do some impressive singing several times each season, with a focus on working together, matching pitch, experiencing rhythm, and singing traditional hymns. Children must be 4 years of age by August 31 to sing in the All Angels Choir.


Teen Boys

Teen boys with changed voices (typically age 14 and above) and good music reading skills should contact Kevin Kerstetter about being part of the men's section in the Adult Choir.