4853 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4446

Music Ministry

Church of the Ascension is blessed
with a talented and spirit-filled Music Ministry!

Choir Director / Music Minister:
Diane Nestor (click to email or call 495-1886 x413)

Choir:  Rehearsal at 7pm on Thursdays in the Sanctuary

Instruments:  Rehearsal twice each month; email Diane for schedule or audition request. 


Audition Process

Any new instrumentalists must audition with Diane. The audition is not a guarantee to play, as the music is High School Intermediate to Difficult level. Instrumentalists must be able to play in all key signatures, know all note values, and be able to count in a variety of time signatures. Audition times can be set on weekends after the Sunday liturgy. You need to bring a prepared piece with sheet music and you may be asked to sight-read something.

Adult Choir: New members are welcome, ages High School and above. Choir members are expected to rotate Masses and may be asked to attend specific Masses for holidays, celebrations or other events. Interesting in being a Cantor? Contact Diane.

Youth Choirs: starting Fall 2019!

  • Ascension Children's Choir for 3rd - 5th grades
  • Youth Choir of Ascension (YCOA) for 6th - 12th grades

Children’s Choir rehearsals: Wednesday evenings 5:30—6:15pm beginning October 16
Mandatory Children's Choir Parent Meeting on Oct. 16 in the Sanctuary

Youth Choir (YCOA) rehearsals: Oct. 20 at 5:45pm for 9th-12th grades / Oct. 22 at 6:15pm for 6th-8th grades

Each choir will sing for one fall Mass, one Christmas Mass, and one spring Mass (dates and times TBA)


Special Events & Concerts

Our Adult Choir and Instrumentalists are invited to participate in seasonal concerts and events as scheduled by the Choir Director. Additional rehearsals may be added and will be required for participation.

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Questions? Do you want to schedule an audition?

Contact Diane Nestor, Music Minister, via email or call 495-1886 x413