St. Mary's Choir
St Mary's Church has a musical tradition going back 500 years, and our all male robed choir is one of the oldest 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 our choir has sung a series of concerts in Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Spain and Gibraltar and more recently France and Belgium. They have been accompanied by families and supporters. The choir have also sung in many famous locations in the UK including Canterbury, St Paul's, Lincoln, Ely and Worcester Cathedrals. They have also sung at St George's Chapel, Windsor. There is also an annual camp for the boys.
Under our Choir Director, Peter Tryon, 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, 4:30 - 5:30pm and, together with the men, on Friday evenings. The choir sings most Sunday mornings, 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 the choir.