Concerts at St Mary's

Ahoy! merton

Sat 3 March | 7.30pm

St Mary's Merton, SW19 3HJ

Organ recital - richard moore

Sat 28 April | 7.30pm

St Mary's Merton, SW19 3HJ


Join Richard Moore, Sub-Organist of Guildford Cathedral and one of the UK's finest recitalists, for an evening of sublime music for organ presented on the 2015 new Mander instrument of St Mary's. 


Richard Moore read Music as Organ Scholar of St John’s College, Oxford, after which he took up a place at the Royal College of Music, studying Organ with David Graham, graduating from the MMus degree with distinction, and the Walford Davies prize in organ performance. Until August 2014, Richard held the William and Irene Miller Organ Scholarship at St Paul's Cathedral, where, in addition to playing for services and training choristers, he also played at a number of important occasions, including the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.


After leaving St Paul's, he spent a year as Acting Assistant Organist of St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he accompanied the three principal choirs in a varied liturgical and concert programme, and on Radio 3 and 4. A highlight of Richard’s time at St Martin’s was the service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, which took place in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family, and was broadcast on BBC television. Richard was the Assistant Organist at Winchester Cathedral, and is excited to have now taken up the post of Sub Organist at Guildford Cathedral. Together with the trumpeter Ellie Lovegrove he recently recorded a disc as Trumpet and Organ duo Illumina. Richard continues his organ studies with David Graham and Bine Katrine Bryndorf.


Richard Moore organ




Toccata in F (BWV 540)   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Trio super Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (BWV 676)   J. S. Bach


Pièce héroïque from Trois Pièces (1878)   César Franck (1822-90)


Fughetta super Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot (BWV 679)   J. S. Bach


from Cinquième Symphonie   Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Allegro vivace




Scherzo from Sonata in C minor   Percy Whitlock (1903-46)


Innig from 6 Studien in kanonischer Form für Orgel   Robert Schumann (1810-56)


Sonate (Der 94. Psalm)   Julius Reubke (1834-58)


Allegro con fuoco 


Allegro (Fugue)-Allegro Assai

Recent events

What sweeter music

Saturday 9 December | 3.30pm

St Margaret Pattens, EC3M 1HS 



The Choristers and choral scholars join forces with Highbury Youth Choirs for a family concert celebrating the festive season. With joyful choral music from across the ages and congregational carols for all, this is the perfect musical start to Christmas! Held in the beautiful and ancient Guild Church of St Margaret Pattens, this is an event not to be missed.


Helen Smee director

Sarah Wilkinson director

Ian Tindale organ


The Choristers of St Mary Merton

Highbury Youth Choirs

St John passion - j.s. Bach

Sunday 2 April | 6.30pm


A community celebration of Passiontide, the St Mary Merton Consort presents a liturgical performance of Bach's masterpiece, the St John Passion.


This event is open to all, free of charge - tickets are not required.


Nick Pritchard Evangelist

Stephen Alder Christus

Harriet Burns soprano

Brian McAlea bass


St Mary Merton Consort | Ensemble SW19

Susie Carpenter-Jacobs leader


Helen Smee director

Baroque Masterpieces

Saturday 4 February 2017 | 7.30pm


St Mary's is delighted to host the debut of Original Blend, a new Wimbledon-based specialist Baroque ensemble led by Susie Carpenter-Jacobs.


Joining forces with The Choir of St Mary Merton, this concert will also feature Ian Tindale and Harriet Burns exploring repertoire from across the Baroque era.


Don Quixote Telemann

Nulla in mundo pax sincera Vivaldi

Organ Concerto No.13

('The Cuckoo and the Nightingale') Handel

Coronation Anthem No. 3

(Let thy hand be strengthened) Handel


Ian Tindale organ

Harriet Burns soprano

Original Blend

Susie Carpenter-Jacobs leader

The Choir of St Mary Merton 

Helen Smee conductor