St. Mary's Ryken Annual
Youth Honors Chorus


The SMR Youth Honors Chorus is open to all talented singers in 5-8th grades The program enters its 11th anniversary and is directed by SMR Choral Director, Mrs. Kim Norris and Mr. Jonathan Hellerman. 

Fall 2021 Theme: Countdown to Christmas with songs from Christmas Movies!

Rehearsal and performance dates for the Fall 2021 are as follows:

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

  • September 30 - First Rehearsal
  • October 7 - Rehearsal
  • October 21 - Rehearsal
  • November 4 - Rehearsal
  • November 18 - Dress Rehearsal
  • November 26 - Performance during the Tree Lighting Event on Leonardtown Square
  • December 3 - Performance at St. Mary's Ryken

Students may not miss more than one rehearsal and should be in good standing at school. There is a $25/student registration fee. An email with additional rehearsal information will be sent prior to rehearsals. 

Safety Additions:

Students will rehearse outdoors when possible. Masks will be worn indoors at all times. 

St. Mary’s Ryken High School follows the health and safety guidelines provided by Governor Hogan and the St. Mary's County Health Department including cleaning and sanitation, social distancing, mask-wearing and limiting group sizes. The safety of our students and faculty is our top priority. 

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


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Photo Gallery

SMR Choral Students with Youth Honors Chorus 

Youth Honors Chorus

Co-conductor Mrs. Diana Washabaugh with the Youth Honors Students

Honors Chorus Students

Youth Honors Chorus

8th Grade Performer

Honors Chorus

SMR Show Choir performs with the Youth Honors Chorus

Piano Accompaniment 


Mrs. Kim Norris (Conductor and SMR Fine Arts Department Chair), Mr. James Parker (Director of Bands and Orchestra) and Ms. Tessa Silvestro (Theatre Director)