St Mary’s Choir

St Mary’s Choir is a flourishing part of the life of our church, comprising up to a dozen junior trebles and a similar number of adult singers. Weekly practice takes place in the Choir Vestry at 6.30 pm on Thursdays except during August.

The choir leads the music every Sunday at our
10.30 am Eucharist and at Choral Evensong
(6 pm, third Sunday of the month). Our services' broad range of styles provide the chance to sing
a great variety of music. The choir also sings at weddings, funerals and at special occasions including Passiontide services, Remembrance Sunday and our hugely popular Carol Service.

​​There are lots of chances to sing beyond St Mary's, too, including the annual Harrow Deanery Choirs Festival, and the biennial RSCM London Area Festival at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Our choir is proud to be affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and follows their Voice for Life training scheme. Members of all ages attend RSCM training courses and work for RSCM medals. Our junior choristers also compete fiercely for a number of special awards offered by St Mary’s.

Many choir members have taken their singing further, joining the choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Wells Cathedral and the National Youth Choir. Indeed, Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, is a former St Mary’s chorister.

St Mary's Choir welcomes new singers of all ages and voices. Want to know more? Please contact Tim Smith, our Director of Music, by email or phone (07749 811728).

text © St Mary's Church Harrow on the Hill 2019      images © S Foster & N Ford 2019

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