Musicians

Kyle P. Jameson, KHS
Director of Sacred Music/Principal Organist

Mr. Jameson has been committed to church service since his younger years. In his early years of High School he proudly held the position of Head Server/Sacristan at St Leo the Great Church, where he worked tirelessly to ascertain that all the details to the Liturgy of the Mass were always treated with the utmost care.  It was during his tenure at St Leo’s that he began playing liturgical music. Under the guidance of the parish organist Mr. Jameson began to find a love for pastoral music and before long, served as a substitute organist at the parish on a regular basis.

During the summer of 2010, Mr. Jameson was a regular weekend substitute organist for the Diocese of Providence serving in many parishes. In October of 2010 he began his service as Organist/Choir Director at Christ the King Church, West Warwick.  He readily learned the intricacies of serving in this position, and gained much experience in directing the choir. In July of 2011, Mr. Jameson assumed duties as Music Director/Organist/Choirmaster at Saint Timothy Church, Warwick. In the fall of 2012, Mr. Jameson moved on to study Music and Organ at the Community College of Rhode Island. During this time Mr. Jameson became the Interim Organist at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Attleboro MA, performing more than forty concerts and liturgies during the annual “Festival of Lights.”

Mr. Jameson has had the opportunity to play the 172-rank, four manual Moller Organ in the Upper Church at the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. In addition, he has also had the fortune of playing the 126-rank, four manual Casavant Organ at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence, RI. Throughout his years of service, Mr. Jameson has had the opportunity to play many of the finest organs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including dedicating the newly installed organ at the National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette in 2012.

In December of 2013, Mr. Jameson was offered and accepted the position as Director of Sacred Music and Principal Organist at Saint Matthew Church, Cranston, where he currently serves. Under his baton, the Music Ministry of Saint Matthew’s Church has performed an annual concert of Christmas Music and has expanded their presence at weekly liturgies and throughout the community.

In 2018, as a recognition of his years of service to the Roman Church, Mr. Jameson received nomination and investiture into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Investiture into this order is said to be “the highest Papal honor that can be bestowed on a Catholic layman.” Mr. Jameson currently holds the rank of “Knight”

 

Marjorie O’Reilly, B.M., MT-BC
Associate Cantor/Alto Section Leader

Marjorie O’Reilly graduated from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, focusing in Music Therapy and Voice. Marjorie is a classically trained alto, studying under voice coaches at Cape Cod Conservatory and Anna Maria College. Marjorie is an experienced pit conductor, conducting performances of the Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods, Broadway Musical Review: Selections of Rent, Wicked and Chicago. Marjorie served as an instrumentalist and cantor at her home parish on Cape Cod, MA for six years before studying at Anna Maria. Marjorie moved to Rhode Island and joined the St. Matthew’s Music Ministry in 2018 as a section leader and guest vocalistIn 2019, Marjorie was named an Associate Cantor and Alto Section Leader. Currently, outside of St. Matthew’s Church, Marjorie works as a Board Certified Music Therapist working in mental health care.

 

Christina A. Nero, A.A 
Associate Cantor

Christina Nero graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island in 2017 with a Fine Arts degree in Music.  Currently, Christina is a student of the University of Rhode Island where she is working toward a bachelor’s degree in music education, and furthering her performance skills. Christina joined the Music Ministry at Saint Matthew’s in 2016 as a guest vocalist and concert soloist and in 2017 was named an Associate Cantor.

 

Auxiliary Music Staff

 

 

Paul A. Boucher
Associate Organist

Over his career, Mr. Boucher has played at several parishes in the Southern New England.  Most notable were his tenure at Saint Anne Church, Providence as Music Director and Principal Organist and Guest Organist for the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence. During this time he continued to study Organ performance, conducting and composition with several esteemed musicians. Mr. Boucher joined the Saint Matthew Music Ministry in 2015, first as a guest Organist and in 2018 named Associate Organist.

 

Paul A. Hutchins                                
Associate Cantor

Paul Hutchins has had a very esteemed career in Music. First as a Musician First Class for the United States Navy as a French Horn player and then as an educator in the South Country School District. Mr. Hutchins has been a featured soloist, section leader and cantor for many churches throughout the state. Mr. Hutchins is a proud alumnus of Rhode Island College, and is presently a member of the Alumni Wind Ensemble as well as several other orchestras. He began as a guest section leader and was named a Cantor for the Saint Matthew Music Ministry in 2015. He is still an active member of the Music Ministry as a concert soloist, Associate Cantor and Funeral Cantor.