Festival Choir

Temporary Arrangements during Lock-down
During the perioid of lock-down, the choir continue to meet weekly, each Tuesday evening, via 'Zoom' to share common thoughts and fellowship, and to select the next hymn or anthem to perform. Over the following two days each member  individually records the chosen hymn/anthem at home while listening to a 'master' track. The individual recordings are then centrally mixed into a single 'performance' of the music with appropriate accompaniment, and is then incorporated into the following Sunday Morning worship video by the vicar/curate. Go to the Audio page to hear the recordings.

About the 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

Tuesday 2nd Zoom Meeting 8pm
Friday 5th Children's Concert ** Cancelled **  
Tuesday 9th Zoom Meeting 8pm
Tuesday 16th Zoom Meeting 8pm
Tuesday 23th Zoom Meeting 8pm
Tuesday 30th Zoom Meeting 8pm
July - We await instructions...
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
~ No practices in August ~
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
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
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
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