St Mary’s Choir is the cornerstone of sung services including the weekly 9.30 Parish Eucharist, and sings a Choral Evensong on the first Sunday of each month, (a blog about history of and background to the music for each Choral Evensong can be found here). The choir sings a wide repertoire, ranging from plainsong to contemporary music.
The Choir currently has around thirty members – men, women, boys and girls – drawn from the congregation of the church and from the wider community. There is a strong social aspect to the choir and new members are always made to feel welcome, whatever their ability. Practices take place on Friday evenings at the church and the choir is led by its director Jonathan Goodchild, who is also the church organist.
From time to time the choir sings at other services, especially over the Christmas and Easter periods, and it occasionally gives concerts and makes guest appearances at Cathedral Evensongs.
For more information about the choir, please contact the Director of Music, Jonathan Goodchild.
Here is a recording of our junior choir singing the Little Nunc Dimittis by Kathy Goodchild at Candlemas.