St Mark’s has a fine choral tradition, and a choir has led its worship ever since the first Victorian church was built. The present church choir is a well-drilled outfit comprising 25 able singers from the parish, who lead the music at the 10am service each Sunday with a huge assortment of motets, masses and anthems.
The choir also perform on the key occasions in the church calendar. The Carol Service – usually the last Sunday before Christmas – is one such occasion, where the choir perform five or more carols from the English Choral tradition or further abroad. On Palm Sunday the choir lead a service of music and readings for Passiontide, and have performed challenging works by Leighton, Allegri, Lotti and Byrd.
The choir are often looking for new singers with reasonable sight-reading proficiency for all voice parts: sopranos, altos (contraltos or counter-tenors), tenors and basses. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6.30-8pm. Please contact the Director of Music (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.