Muldoon Concert on Sunday, February 18 at 4:00pm

Please join us on Sunday, February 18 at 4:00pm in the Parish Hall for our next Muldoon Concert. The ensemble Sopranessence will be performing this free concert, and a reception will follow.

Sopranessence is an ensemble unlike any other, that will take you on a musical roller-coaster ride from operatic arias to Broadway show tunes and beloved songs from American culture. Sopranessence envisions a world in which audiences from all walks of life can enjoy classical music as an art form meant for everyone.

To learn more about this wonderful ensemble, click here!

Adam Detzner in Alkmaar!

Adam Detzner, our Minister of Music, organist and choir director, is competing in the 15th International Schnitger Organ Competition in Alkmaar, Netherlands.  Again this year, Adam is the only American selected to participate in this important competition.

Adam competed in the first round of competition on June 23rd and was one of six selected (out of the nine competitors) to progress to the second round.  Round 2 will be on Monday, June 26th and will reduce the field to three competitors.  The final round will be on June 29th, when the three finalists will compete for the grand prize.

Please keep Adam in your prayers!

Summer Choir Camp: July 31 to August 4

Building on the success of our nascent Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Chorister Program, St. Alban’s is delighted to announce a weeklong Choir Camp from Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4. St. Alban’s Minister of Music and Organist Adam Detzner and Vocal Coach Merissa Martignoni Driscoll will lead a week of carefully structured rehearsals, theory lessons, music games, break time, and snacks from 9 AM to 12 PM each morning.

All boys and girls age 8 and up with unchanged voices are welcome to join us. (Children aged 7 are welcome to join after a brief meeting with our music staff to determine readiness.) It is our hope that children and families who participate in our summer program will consider participating in our Chorister Program, which runs from September until June. For more information about our program, RSCM, and the RSCM VOICE for LIFE curriculum, please visit

We have many details to work out between now and July, but if you are interested in our summer program and would like to learn our plans as we finalize them, please fill out this form.  Please help spread the word about our program, and thank you for your time and consideration. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with Adam with any questions via e-mail at [email protected].

Carrie Rose and Szu-Yi Li in Concert

Join us for our first Muldoon Concert of the season on Sunday, October 23, at 4pm in the St. Alban’s Parish Hall!

Carrie Rose, flutist and Szu-Yi Li, pianist combine liquid phrasing and musical sensitivity to interpret the delicate Morceau de Concours by Fauré, the dark and complex Sonata in E Minor by J. S. Bach, the frothy Cantabile et Presto by Enesco, and the fireworks of Poulenc’s Sonata. Szu-Yi will interpret Schumann-Liszt’s Widmung for solo piano.

There is no fee for admission – all are welcome and encouraged to donate to support the Muldoon Memorial Concert Series. A brief reception will follow the concert.

Meet Our New Youth Vocal Coach

Welcome Merissa Martignoni Driscoll, who has joined St. Alban’s as the Vocal Coach for our new Youth Chorister Program!

Merissa Martignoni Driscoll has been working with young people in the Arts for over 15 years. Before college she developed her skills in the theater department of her middle and high school, performing in dramas, musicals, and one-acts. Her summers were spent at Stagedoor Manor, a premier performing arts camp in Loch Sheldrake, NY and any spare time was dedicated to community theater.  At 17 she was honored to spend a summer studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.

She earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition with a minor in Classical Voice and Choral Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. After graduation she found her passion for education while working in a private music school, teaching voice, theory and choral music, as well as developing the school’s vocal curriculum.

After relocating to Northern Virginia, Merissa received her teaching certification from George Mason University, to transfer her love of education to public schools. She spent seven years in Prince William County as an Elementary Music Teacher.  Throughout those years she also developed a professional presence in Northern Virginia’s Musical Theater community.  She has a creative home at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA where she regularly can be seen music directing mainstage shows and cabarets, as well as performing original music.

Currently Merissa is embarking on a career as a full-time musician and educator. Her position as Vocal Coach for St. Albans youth Chorister program is another step in engaging with her community and bringing the love and discipline of the arts to young people and their families.

For more information about our Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) “Voice for Life” chorister program, please click here.