Choral Eucharist | 10.00am
Choristers & Scholars
Choral Evensong | 6.30pm
Lotti Messa a tre voci
Greene Thou visitest the earth
Loosemore O Lord, increase our faith
288 & 290
Gibbons Short service
Tallis If ye love me
291 & 285
The Choir has returned to singing in church following the suspension of public worship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Services are currently sung by either the choristers alone, or the adult volunteers (altos, tenors and basses) - please see weekly service listings above for more information.
Below you can view two services streamed from St Mary's in March, just before the national lockdown was introduced.
Address: Rev'd Judith Bersweden
Anthem: John Rutter All things bright and beautiful
Voluntary: Kenneth Leighton Prelude on 'Rockingham'
Psalm: 104, 1-20
Canticles: Christopher Totney Durham Service
Anthem: Peter Hurford Litany to the Holy Spirit
Voluntary: Mendelssohn Adagio from Sonata No.1
Interested in joining us? Find out more about our opportunities for singers aged 7+ here
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.
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.