This week's music


Sunday 5th February

Choral Eucharist | 9.30am 

Choir of St Mary's Merton

Choral Evensong | 6.30pm

Choir of St Mary's Merton


 

Music including

Setting

 

Hymns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthem   

 

 

 

Harold Darke in F

 

235 O Jesus I have promised

315 Sing we the praises of the great forerunner

265 O thou who at the Eucharist did pray

457 For the fruits of his creation

180 Thou whose almighty word

 

 

Victoria Jesu dulcis memoria


Responses

 

Psalm

 

Canticles

 

Anthem

 

Hymns

 

Smith

 

4

 

Gibbons Short Service

 

Byrd Teach me O Lord

 

13 Abide with me

249 Take my life, and let it be

353 Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round


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Music List January - April 2023
ML Jan-Mar 2023.pdf
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COVID-19 Update

Public worship and choral services have now resumed at St Mary's, and the full Choir is singing at most services. We are maintaining social distancing, and congregants are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering during services.

 

Below you can view services streamed from St Mary's in December 2020, and  two from March 2020, just before the national lockdown was introduced.

Posted by Choir of St Mary Merton on Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Carol Service 2020

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A Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas
Lessons & Carols 2020.pdf
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Mothering Sunday Service

Address: Rev'd Judith Bersweden

Anthem: John Rutter All things bright and beautiful

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Mothering Sunday Service 22 March
MOTHERING SUNDAY ORDER OF SERVICE AS REC
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Choral Evensong

Voluntary: Kenneth Leighton Prelude on 'Rockingham'

Responses: Aston

Psalm: 104, 1-20

Canticles: Christopher Totney Durham Service

Anthem: Peter Hurford Litany to the Holy Spirit

Voluntary: Mendelssohn Adagio from Sonata No.1 

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Choral Evensong Friday 20 March
Choral Evensong OoS.pdf
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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.