Could You be a Chorister?
Come and Join St. Mary’s Church Choir!
Are you interested in singing and learning about music? Do you enjoy working with others and are you a good team player? Are you looking for inspiration? Do you want to have fun and get paid for it? Why not come along and give it a try?
If you would like further information about singing in St. Mary’s Parish Church Choir, please contact: Jeremy Weaver Director of Music Phone: 01403 738 293 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SING IN ST. MARY’S HORSHAM CHURCH CHOIR?
The Parish Office Causeway, Horsham RH12 1HE Phone: 01403 253 762 St. Mary’s Parish Church Choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music.
About St. Mary’s Parish Church Choir The choir is an integral and leading part of the worship at the beautiful Parish Church of St.Mary’s. We are a mixed choir - males and females of literally all ages. The younger members are known as “choristers” and receive choir pay for their efforts! St. Mary’s Choir: • Sings at regular main services on Sundays. • Sings at major seasonal services - e.g. Christmas Carol Services. • Sings at weddings, concerts, recordings and other special occasions. • Visits other places to sing - most recently Gloucester, Guildford and Exeter Cathedrals. • Enjoys social events including ten pin bowling, meals and other outings.
Quotes from chorister parents:
“Good musical training.” “Great encouragement from teenage choir members.” “Confidence in performing in front of an audience.” “Extra pocket money from Weddings!”
What Does a Chorister Get from Choir Membership? • Fulfilling an important role at historic and beautiful St. Mary’s • The opportunity to sing a variety of great music (old and new) in a wonderful setting. • Excellent musical training and development including RSCM courses and awards. • Being part of a friendly group with shared interests. • Choir pay and additional bonuses from weddings etc.
Rehearsal and Service Schedule Regular Choir Practices: Choristers:
Fridays 6.30 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.
Fridays from 7.30 p.m.
Sunday Services: 9.00 a.m. rehearsal for Parish Eucharist beginning at 9.30 a.m. 6.00 p.m. rehearsal for Evensong following at 6.30 p.m.
“Choir gives you a great chance to express yourself through music and friendship.” (Georgina)
Full Choral Evensong takes place on the 1st Sunday of each month - rehearsal at 5.00 p.m. with tea and refreshments before the service at 6.30 p.m.
“It’s about the music and having fun with your friends and exploring exciting places on our trips.” (Lorna)
Choir holidays follow school holidays and half-terms as far as possible (apart from the festivities of Christmas and Easter).
“Everyone in the choir would make you very welcome. When we go on tour we do lots of fun activities, like bowling.” (Ben)