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 Administrator in the first instance.

New members to the choir are always welcome. Choir rehearsals are usually on a Friday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm, in church - but see below.

Choir Master: Graham Hinton  [contact]         

Organist / Pianist: Alex Best. 

Choir Calendar 2020

The choir will not be meeting until further notice.

March
Friday 20th Practice ** Cancelled ** 6pm
Sunday 22nd Mothering Sunday 10am
Sunday 22nd Choral Evensong ** Cancelled 5.30pm
Friday 27th Practice ** Cancelled ** 6pm
April
Friday 3rd Practice ** Cancelled ** 6pm
Sunday 5th Palm Sunday 10am
Friday 10th Good Friday 2-3pm
Saturday 11th Easter Eve 8pm
Sunday 12th Easter Sunday 10am
Friday 17th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 23rd Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 26th Choral Evensong (tbc) 5.30pm
May
Friday 1st Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 8th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 15th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 22nd Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 24th Choral Evensong 5.30pm
Friday 29th Practice (tbc) 6pm
June
Friday 5th Children's Concert ** Cancelled ** 6pm
Friday 12th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 19th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 26th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 28th Choral Evensong 5.30pm
July
Friday 3rd Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 10th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 17th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 24th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 26th Choral Evensong 5.30pm
August
~ No practices in August ~
September
Friday  4th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 11th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 18th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 24th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 27th Choral Evensong 5.30pm
October
Friday 2nd Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 9th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Saturday 10th RSCM North East England Festival at Middlesbrough Cathedral tba
Friday 16th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 23rd Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 25th Choral Evensong 5.30pm
Friday 30th Practice (tbc) 6pm
November
Friday 6th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 8th Remembrance Sunday tba
Friday 13th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 20th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 22nd Choral Evensong 5.30pm
Friday 27th Practice (tbc) 6pm
December
Friday 4th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 11th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 18th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 20th (tbc) Service of Nine Lessons and Carols tba
Thursday 24th Midnight Mass tba
Friday 25th Christmas Day Eucharist tba
Sunday 27th No Choral Evensong (tbc) -
January 2021