Every week our worship at our main Eucharist service is led by a robed choir. We number men and women of all ages, experience and expertise and newcomers are always welcome to join us.
Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings in the Fitzwilliams Centre. We all enjoy singing but we are a friendly bunch and enjoy the company we share together too.
In addition to singing at the main 10am Eucharist service, we also sing Choral Evensong once a month in the evening and at the Evening Eucharist service. Weddings and funerals come as extras – and you get paid for those!
A number of our members only sing on ‘high days and holidays’ so if you feel that you couldn’t commit to singing every week, you would still be very welcome to join us.
St Mary’s Church has always valued its choral tradition, and there are a number of special services through the year when the choir take a leading part, including the 9 Lessons and Carols service at Christmas, Advent Carol Service, and on Palm Sunday. Occasionally, we have performed other choral pieces, such as Faure’s Requiem, which we sang in its entirety during a Choral Evensong in 2010.
We enjoy being part of the choir because it is great fun with our choirmistress, Debbie Ivens, an excellent teacher and David Hackett, our talented organist. However, we also find that it helps in our own worship of God and deepens our faith. To find out more email us using the address below or phone the Parish Office on 01494 676690.
Listen to music recently performed:
From Festival of Lessons Carols Service on 22 December 2013:
I wonder as I wander, American folk carol
Cantate Domino by Pitoni
Sleep my darling, Tr from Italian, arr W L Reed
Shepherds Pipe carol by John Rutter