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Annual Report - St. Mary’s Choir

The choir still has 10 adult singers, with occasional help from another tenor, and sings an anthem at Eucharist every Sunday.  The junior choir still rehearses on Wednesday evening, and also on Sunday morning: this allows children with other activities to join in. They are still working towards their first RSCM medal.

The choir sings an anthem at Eucharist every Sunday, and the junior choir has joined the main choir on several Sundays, to sing anthems they have worked on specially.  It is expected that they will now join in more often as they become more accomplished at singing.

Choral evensong continues on the fourth Sunday whenever there is no other event taking place.  Rev. Nigel Dawkins presided over evensong until recently, but he has now moved on to other parochial activities.

In the last year we led a successful Choral evensong for the Caterham Festival (with the choir augmented by members of other local choirs), and the usual Carol service at Christmas.

As always, we need new singers for the choir - we particularly need male singers (bass and tenor) - so please think about whether you could be part of that Ministry.  It is not necessary to be an expert musician, just to enjoy singing. It involves a choir practice for 90 minutes (maximum) on a Wednesday evening, one service every Sunday morning, evensong about 7 times a year and occasional extra services at major seasons.

Chris Buck

Organist and Choirmaster

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