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


The SMR Youth Honors Chorus and Knights Music Mentors is open to all talented singers in 5-8th grades. Our program is in its 11th 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!

Spring 2021 Theme: Retro Music!

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 June 9 on the SMR Campus!

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

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

  • March 16 (First rehearsal, ifo session for parents, pass out music) in the Media Center in Romuald Hall 

  • March 30

  • April 6

  • May 4

  • May 18

  • June 1

  • June 8 - Dress Rehearsal

  • June 9 - Concert

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 Precautions:

Students will rehearse outdoors when possible. 

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)