ORGAN AND CHORAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS 2019-20
Applications are now open for Organ and Choral Scholarships in 2019-20. For more information, including details of how to apply, please click the links below:
Music at St. Mary’s
Director of Music: James Morley Potter MA (Oxon) CRCO DipCHD
Organ Scholar 2018-19: Guy Steed BA (Hons) ARCO DipABRSM
Music plays an integral role in the life of St. Mary’s both within and outside of worship. St. Mary’s has a very good voluntary choir which sing each Sunday Morning at the 11am Eucharist (except on the first Sunday of the month) as well as at two full choral evensongs per month, (on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, except during Advent and Lent). The choir is led by the Director of Music. There are many extra services in which the choir sing during Advent, Christmas and Easter as well as concerts throughout the year at St. Mary’s and elsewhere.
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. Recent anthems have included Jonathan Dove’s Vast Ocean of Light (from the Choirbook for the Queen), and both Duruflé and Fauré Requiems. Choral Evensongs follow the Book of Common Prayer with sung canticles, psalms and anthem. Recent settings have included Dyson in D, Stanford in G, and Howells Collegium Regale. Concert repertoire has included Mozart 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.