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Mr. James W. Noakes

Director of Music

540-347-2922 x206

Mr. Noakes hails from Ontario, Canada, and for ten years was the Principal Organist and Choirmaster for the semi-professional choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario.  The ten years prior to that he was the Music Director and Principal Organist at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In all, he has over thirty years experience in the several roles of Music Director, Teacher, Academic Head, Assistant Principal of an Academy of Music, Conductor of a Chamber Orchestra, and, of course, creating, instructing, training, developing and conducting children’s and adult’s choirs at every level.  His undergraduate degree in Music is from the University of Toronto.  He has done graduate work for a Masters at the University of Western Ontario, and Doctoral studies at the University of Michigan.  He is a member in good standing of numerous professional associations, and has a repertoire of musical productions and accomplishments under his belt.

Choir Schedule (due to Covid, our schedules are TBD):

Adult Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays, 7:30 pm in Church and 10:45 Mass on Sundays.

Children's Choir Rehearsal: Fridays at 3:30 pm in the school (beginning Sept 11th) and 9:00 am Mass on Sundays.

Saturday Vigil Mass Rehearsals: Saturday, 4:00 pm in the church.

For all of the above contact: James Noakes: 347-2922, x206

Sunday Evening Mass Rehearsals: Sunday 4:30 in the Church Choir Loft.  For information please contact
Jim Westerhouse (
or Jane Orban (



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