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 Friday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm, in church - but see below

Choir Master: Graham Hinton  [contact]         

Organist / Pianist: Alex Best. 
Jeremy Harbottle continues to play the organ for services when the choir are not involved.

Choir Calendar 2018/19

NOVEMBER
Sunday 11th Remembrance Sunday (Anthem: We will remember them) 10.45am
Thursday 15th Practice 6pm
Choir rehearsal night changes to Friday nights
Friday 23rd Practice 6pm
Sunday 25th Choral Evensong 5.30pm
Friday 30th Practice 6pm
DECEMBER
Friday 7th Practice 6pm
Friday 14th Practice 6pm
Sunday 16th Carol Service (Three choir pieces) 5.30pm
Friday 21st Practice 6pm
Sunday 23rd Evensong - NOT Choral 5.30pm
Monday 24th Christmas Eve - Midnight Mass (No anthem) 11pm
Tuesday 25th Christmas Day - No choir  10am
Friday 28th NO Practice -
JANUARY 2019
Friday 4th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 11th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 18th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Friday 25th Practice (tbc) 6pm
Sunday 27th Choral Evensong 5.30pm
FEBRUARY