Music

St Mary's Church Choir - Maintaining the English Choral Tradition

The choir is made up of approximately 20 committed singers, including juniors. The choir sings at the morning service each Sunday in addition to Choral Evensong every second Sunday evening in the month and BCP Holy Communion every fourth Sunday.

For special events the choir forms the core of a larger group, the St Mary's Singers, who meet to perform a Christmas Concert at Vale Royal Abbey each December, a special sequence of music for Palm Sunday evening and a full Choral Evensong in the summer. St Mary's Singers have performed Fauré's Requiem and Stainer's 'Crucifixion' in recent years.

Church choir rehearsals take place in church on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm until about 8.30pm. We always welcome new members in all voice parts. The ability to read music is desirable if not essential.

If you are interested in joining the choir you can contact the choir director, Andrew Millinchip MA, FRCO, here.

 

St Mary's Singers

St Mary's Singers meets three times each year to perform special concerts and services. The nucleus of the group is the church choir, to which are added singers from around the area who are keen to take part but cannot make a regular, weekly commitment. Each year, the Singers perform at a Christmas Concert in nearby Vale Royal Abbey, the church's Nine Lessons and Carols service, a performance on Palm Sunday evening (recently we have performed Stainer's 'Crucifixion' and Faure's 'Requiem') and a full Choral Evensong in June. Our next performances are at the Nine Lessons and Carols on December 15 and at Vale Royal Abbey on December 17th. All are welcome to participate. Please contact our Organist & Choirmaster Andrew Millinchip music@stmaryswhitegate.org if you would like details of rehearsals.

Organ Music CD

Andrew Millinchip has created his second CD recording of popular organ music and if you would like a copy, he is selling them at £5 each. Please contact Andrew direct on 01606784042, or sign the list on the notice board at the back of church.