Music is an important and integral part of our worship within our ancient space. With its wonderful acoustic, St Mary’s Amersham is frequently used as a place for community music making within a wide variety of genres. Music at services plays the role of helping people to pray. By allowing people time and space to reflect upon their lives and the words that are sung, it helps us get beyond those words to communicate the mystery of God in a way that is beyond our knowing.
The choir of St Mary’s helps to lead and support the worship of the Church through music at the 10.30am Sunday service, Choral Evensong held monthly, on Feast days and on other special occasions. The St Mary’s choir is mixed voice choir, who sing a wide range of repertoire from across the centuries. We are very fortunate to have a comprehensive, evolving library, allowing the weekly anthem at the Sunday Eucharist service to reflect the time of the church’s year.
Our Choir Practice is held on Thursday evenings in the church from 7.00 – 8.00pm, where we enjoy high standards of music making within a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Children are encouraged to work towards the RSCM Voice for Life Chorister Award scheme, under the guidance of the Director of Music. Young choristers will find singing in the choir offers an opportunity to build friendships, take on responsibilities, as well as developing their overall musicianship.
New Members to the Choir are made very welcome within this very friendly group. If you interested in joining the choir please speak to the Director of Music, Edward McCall who can be contacted after the Sunday service or through the Parish Office.