St. Mary's Ryken 
Youth Honors Chorus and Knights Music Mentors


Fall 2022 Theme: Classic Christmas

The SMR Youth Honors Chorus and Knights Music Mentors is open to all talented singers and instrumentalists in 5-8th grades. Our program is in its 12th year and is directed by SMR Choral Director, Mrs. Kim Norris and Dr. Chris Pearlberg.

Mrs. Rebecca Bowser and Mrs. Lynn Hudak are our special co-directors for the spring program!

Youth Honors Chorus: This program is open to talented singers in 5-8th grade who currently participate in the chorus at their school. It is led by SMR Choral Director, Mrs. Kim Norris. 

Knights Music Mentors: This program is open to students in 5-8th grade who currently participate in Band/Orchestra at their school or lessons outside of school. It is led by SMR Director of Instrumental Music, Dr. Chris Pearlberg with help from SMR instrumental music students.

Both groups will perform a concert together on December 2 on the SMR Campus!

Rehearsal and performance dates for the Fall 2022:

  • September 22 - postponed due to half day and St. Mary's County Fair
  • September 29 (Last call to register!)
  • October 13
  • October 27 - Solo Auditions
  • November 10 - Dress Rehearsal
  • November 17
  • November 30 - Tech Rehearsal with the High School Choir

All rehearsals are on the St. Mary's Ryken campus from 4-6 p.m.

  • December 2 -  Concert at 7 p.m.
  • December 11 - State House performance for Youth Honors Chorus and SMR Choir 

Students may not miss more than one rehearsal and should be in good standing at school. There is a $50 registration fee. An email with additional rehearsal information will be sent prior to rehearsals. 

Register Here

If you have any questions, please contact, Mrs. Kim Norris, Choral Director at