Festival Choir

The St Mary's Festival Choir normally sings at special services throughout the year, such as at Easter, Christmas, Harvest Festival, Remembrance Sunday and Remembering Together. It also regularly sings at a Choral Evensong on the fourth Sunday of each month.

The choir is usually available to sing at weddings, when it will sing the hymns in support of the congregation, and will, at no extra cost, perform an anthem during the signing of the register, if required. Please discuss requirements for the choir with the Parish Secretary in the first instance.

New members to the choir are always welcome. Choir rehearsals are usually on a Thursday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm, in church - BUT SEE BELOW.

Choir Master: Graham Hinton  [contact]         

Organist / Pianist: Jeremy Harbottle

Choir Calendar 2018

MARCH
Thursday 15th Practice 6pm
Thursday 22nd Practice 6pm
Sunday 25th Palm Sunday Service [Anthem: Ave Verum - Mozart] 10am
Evensong as usual - NOT Choral Evensong 5.30pm
Thursday 29th Practice - tbc 6pm
Friday 30th Good Friday - choir not required 1.30pm
Saturday 31st Easter Eve - choir not required tba
APRIL
Sunday 1st Easter Day [Anthem: This Joyful Easter Tide (Hymn 509)] 10am
Thursday 5th Practice 6pm
Sunday 8th Collation and Installation of Rev'd Tessa Stephens as Vicar of St Mary's
Anthem: Lift Up Your Heads
3pm
Thursday 12th Practice - tbc 6pm
Thursday 19th Practice - tbc 6pm
Sunday 22nd Choral Evensong 5.30pm
Thursday 26th Practice - tbc 6pm
MAY
Thursday 3rd Practice - tbc 6pm
Thursday 10th Practice - tbc 6pm
Thursday 17th Practice - tbc 6pm
Thursday 24th Practice - tbc 6pm
Sunday 27th Choral Evensong 5.30pm
Thursday 31st Practice - tbc 6pm