Organ And Choral Scholarship Applications 2020-21
Applications are now open for the 2020-21 Choral Scholarships at St Mary’s Church, offering opportunities to singers who wish to contribute to the musical life of this thriving church.
The Choral Scholars, one in each voice-part, serve as section leaders within the able and friendly amateur choir, taking solos etc, and receive an honorarium, plus occasional fees for weddings &c where applicable.
More details, including how to apply, can be found in the choral scholarship information pack by clicking here: 2020-21 Choral Scholarships Pack
Music at St. Mary’s
Director of Music: Katy Silverman
The choir has an extensive repertoire ranging from early Renaissance to the present day. A typical Sunday Eucharist will usually consist of two anthems, a psalm sung to Anglican chant, hymns and a congregational mass setting. Choral Evensongs follow the Book of Common Prayer with sung canticles, psalms and anthem. Recent settings have included Stanford in G, Jackson Truro Service and Howells Collegium Regale. Concert repertoire has included Duruflé Requiem and Buxtehude Membra Jesu nostri.
ORGAN & CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS
St. Mary’s is pleased to offer an organ scholarship and four choral scholarships each academic year. These positions offer undergraduate and postgraduate students and singers the opportunity to explore new repertoire, improve their technique and broaden their musicianship. The scholarships are advertised each year early in the Spring term.
St. Mary’s is grateful to the Ouseley Trust, which has helped to support the choral scholarships at St. Mary’s in the past. If you wish to contribute to the funding of music at St Mary’s, please contact the Director of Music.
The Choir of St. Mary’s is RECRUITING: Music making at St. Mary’s is diverse, enjoyable and fulfilling, and the choir always welcomes new recruits. There’s no audition, but some experience with reading music is helpful. Enquiries to the Director of Music.
Concerts and Recitals
There is much music making at St. Mary’s outside of the service. Concerts are often given by the choir throughout the year and there are two recital series which run on Sunday afternoons during January/February and the summer holidays.
A 1991 Saxon Aldred instrument of 2 manuals with 27 stops, the organ of St. Mary’s is an incredibly versatile instrument. More information about the organ can be found here.
Visiting Choirs and Performers
If you are interested at singing at St. Mary’s as a choir or performing a recital, please make initial contact with Katy Silverman whom will be able to discuss possible dates and times.
Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Director of Music, Katy Silverman
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