This week in music


Sunday 18 October (Harvest Festival / 19th after Trinity)

Choral Eucharist | 10.00am

Choristers & Scholars

Choral Evensong | 6.30pm              

Adults


Setting

 

Anthem

 

Motet

 

Hymns

Lotti Messa a tre voci

 

Greene Thou visitest the earth

 

Loosemore O Lord, increase our faith

 

288 & 290 


Responses 

 

Psalm

 

Canticles

 

Anthem

 

Hymns

Ayleward

 

143:1-11 

 

Gibbons Short service

 

Tallis If ye love me

 

291 & 285



COVID-19 Update

 

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.

Mothering Sunday Service

Address: Rev'd Judith Bersweden

Anthem: John Rutter All things bright and beautiful

Download
Mothering Sunday Service 22 March
MOTHERING SUNDAY ORDER OF SERVICE AS REC
Adobe Acrobat Document 299.6 KB

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 

Download
Choral Evensong Friday 20 March
Choral Evensong OoS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 172.3 KB


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.