St. Mary’s Choir exists to lead the congregation in the praise and worship of God. Each week we have the opportunity to sing a rich variety of sacred music, both traditional and modern. As well as its weekly duties at St. Mary’s, the choir sings at cathedral services, generally once each year. In the last few years we have had the privilege of singing in St. Albans Cathedral , Norwich Cathedral and Peterborough Cathedral and on Saturday 9th April 2016 we sang at Evensong in Westminster Abbey.
We welcome all those who are willing
to make a commitment to the life of the
Church through the Choir and have
some ability to read music.
The choir currently consists of 25 - 30
ladies and men.
There is a weekly Choral Eucharist at 9.30am and we sing a full Choral Evensong generally once each month on the second Sunday at 6.30pm. The choir also plays a significant part in special services, such as candlelit Advent and Christmas Carol Services, the Candlemas Carol Service and the Holy Week and Easter Liturgies.
The Choir's musical programme is varied, ranging from Tallis to Tavener, Stopford, Gjeilo and Dubra.
Choir Practice is held on a Friday evening from 19.45 – 21.15 although this does get extended as we prepare for the big services. Our Sunday commitments are 9.15 – 10.45 and on the second Sunday from 16.45 – 19.45.
There is a simpler Evensong service on the 4th and 5th Sundays from 18.00 – 19.30 but not all members attend this service.
Please contact Linden Innes-Hopkins if you are interested in joining the choir.