Music Ministry

The Basilica of Saint Mary has a long history of wonderful music. New Music Ministry participants are always welcome.

Contact Barbara Gallagher, Director of Music, for more information about joining one of the choirs.

Barbara Gallagher, 

Director of Music

(910) 762-5491 x118

Gospel Choir:

The Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary Gospel Choir rehearses on Saturday afternoons and sings at the 5:30 p.m Saturday liturgy.


Rehearses on Tuesday evenings and sings at the 12:00 p.m. Sunday, Spanish liturgy.

Ensayan los Martes en la tarde y cantan en la misa de 12:00 pm. Misa Dominical en Español 

Basilica Schola

The Basilica Schola choir rehearses on Thursday evenings and sings at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday liturgy.


Lead the responsorial psalm, gospel acclamation, mass parts and hymns at each weekend mass.

Contemporary Choir

Directed by Barbara Gallagher, the Basilica of Saint Mary Contemporary choir rehearses on Monday evenings and sings at the 8:00 a.m. Sunday liturgy.


Contact Music Director for information