Interested in joining us? Find out more about our opportunities for singers aged 7+ here


About us

The Choir exists to lead and enrich the worship of the historic parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Merton SW19, which celebrated its 900th year in 2017. 

 

St Mary Merton provides a free musical education from professional musicians to young singers from across south London aged 6-18, as well as being at the heart of music-making - and the community - in Merton Park.

Join the Choir

At St Mary's, the top line in the Choir is sung by boy and girl choristers (aged 7+) from Merton Park and across south London. They sing at weekly choral services in the church and receive generous benefits including a free musical education from our music team, heavily subsidised private instrumental tuition, and trips around the UK and abroad. 

 

We also offer Choral Scholarships for boys with changed voices (countertenors, tenors and basses) and for girls in Year 10+ (aged 15+). Choral scholars sing with the Choir each week and receive specialist training, ideal for preparing for cathedral/university scholarships.

 

The remainder of the Choir is made up of adult volunteers singing alto, tenor and bass - many of whom live in Merton Park. We are delighted to hear from singers of any age who are interested in joining the Choir, and our Friday rehearsals are open to anyone who would like to attend a trial session.



This week in music


Sunday 15 September (XIII after Trinity)

Children First Eucharist | 9.30am

Girls, boys & men

Choral Evensong | 6.30pm

Choristers, scholars & men


Setting

 

Magnificat

 

Hymns

David Thorne Mass of St Thomas

 

David Ogden The fruits of the land   

 

 

see order of service

Responses

 

Psalm

 

Magnificat

Nunc dimittis 

 

Anthem

 

Hymns

Ben Parry

 

124 & 125

 

David Bevan Sexti toni

Beach in G

 

Healy Willan Rise up, my love

 

343, 126, 192