Joining and progressing with the choir

The choir is seeking to recruit new members both children and adults. We rehearse weekly on Friday evenings and sing at each Sunday morning Eucharist, and at the 6.30 service most Sundays. Speak to Simon Pusey (organist) after any service; phone 01582-794899 or email Simon.pusey@ntlworld. corn

Return to the Home Page

St Marys Church Home Page

Music
The organs
Rehearsal Times
The Last Choir Event
Choir Archives
Choir Code of Conduct
Forthcoming Choir events
Joining and training the choir
Listen to the choir
Life in the choir at St Mary's
More about the choir
What the choir is rehearsing
Director of Music
Choir only pages
Choir Wedding dates
Choir Visits
Choir Web Ring Links

Last Update

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:14 PM

About
Appeals
Baptism
Benefice/Deanery/Diocese
Bell Ringers
Books
Choir
Choir Rehearsing pdf version
Church of England Website
Collect
Contacts
Events
Exhibitions
Forthcoming Events
Home Groups
Intercessions
Lent Sermons
Links
Lunchtime Concerts
Organisation of the Church
Music
Psalm of the week
Reading Rota
Sermons
Search Site
Site Map
Stewardship
Sunday Services
Virtual Walk around St Mary's
Vision for Action
Walker Organ
Walker Organ Restoration
Web Site Info
Weddings
Weekly Bulletin  In pdf format
Weekly Services
Where to find us - Map
Who are we?
Young Families
Young Peoples Group - Smyle Video Tour of St Marys High Res 32Mb
Low Res 6 Mb

We are always on the look out for young boys and girls who would like to join our trebles. We rehearse once a week on a Friday evening from 7:00pm until 9:15pm, and just before the services. We take choristers from the age of 7 years onwards. Adults are also welcome. We always need all parts.
The pattern of the Friday practices can vary from week to week, but typically includes a sectional rehearsal at the beginning of the practice.  This can include voice training and occasional sight reading training.  The trebles have a break of about 10 minutes at 8.00, and younger trebles are welcome to leave at this point.  A typical practice might run as follows:
7.00      Voice training and/or sectional rehearsals, the choir being split up in varying combinations
7.30      Full Choir Practice
8.00      Trebles’ break
8.10      Full Choir Practice, minus any trebles who have opted to leave
9.15      End

Our choristers are put through their paces and are trained how to sing properly. They have the opportunity to take Royal School of Church Music Exams.

Currently the choristers are studying for their light blue, dark blue, red and yellow medals. Some of the adults taken lessons on improving their singing so that they can also take their medals.

This is the light blue medal for completing the first stage. The medal stays the same but the colour of the ribbon changes. More details about all the medals and the syllabuses are found on the Royal School of Church Music website.

 

If you are interested in joining the choir then either contact the Director of Music, Simon Pusey, or talk to any member of the choir, or just turn up to a Friday evening rehearsal which starts at around 7:00pm.