St Mary's Choir
St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds has a musical tradition going back hundreds of years, and our all male robed choir is one of the oldest established choirs in the country.
St. Mary's Choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and to the prestigious St Nicholas Guild.
In recent years the choir has sung a series of concerts in Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Spain and Gibraltar and more recently France and Belgium.
The choir has also sung in many locations in the UK including Canterbury, St Paul's, Lincoln, Ely and Worcester Cathedrals. They have also sung at St George's Chapel, Windsor.
The Director of Music & Organist, Adrian Marple, is responsible for music throughout the church, and under his leadership the choir is trained and directed by DB di Blasio (Choir Director), and Penny Hill (Asst Choir Director & Director of the Ladies Choir).
We concentrate on a high standard of training that leads to good passes in the various national and diocesan chorister awards.
Boys train on Wednesday early evenings, (4:30pm - 5:30pm ), and on Friday evenings ( 7pm - 8.30pm), where they are joined by the Gentlemen choristers. The choir sing at most Sunday morning services, and twice a month in the evening.
There are between thirty and forty members at any time, and we are always on the lookout for men and boys who would be interested in joining us.
Royal School of Church Music