St. Mark’s Parish Choir
Already nearing 40 volunteer and professional singers our growing Parish Choir of adult men and women sings every Sunday and for all major holidays of the church year. This diverse and enthusiastic group sings choral music from all periods and also performs extended works with instrumental ensembles at concerts three times a year. The choir enjoyed a trip to England several summers ago and fulfilled a residency at Norwich Cathedral in East Anglia. Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm or/& Saturdays 4:00-5:30pm
The St. Mark’s Chorale
We extend an invitation to other experienced parishioners and friends, who are unable to sing in the choir weekly, to attend five to seven rehearsals and join with the Parish Choir in a grand performance. (To sing for Christmas and Easter one must be a member of the Parish Choir on a regular basis.) Seasonal Rehearsals
St. Mark’s Handbell Choir
St. Mark’s is blessed to possess five octaves of Handbells cast at the White Chapel Bell Foundry in England. We utilize the bells in liturgies for Psalms and Fanfare. In addition, hand bell groups have come together to practice for a limited number of rehearsals before major feasts including Christmas and Easter. We will continue to meet seasonally with rehearsal times to be announced.
Choirs for Children and Youth
The Joyful Noyze!
This joyful chorus is for youngsters who are 4-year olds, Kindergarten ,1st and 2nd graders. The group uses movement and musical games, and in addition gives the children the opportunity to begin learning notes and music as they begin to read.
Our more advanced choir for boys and girls in the 3rd-7th grades, offers these young people the opportunity to learn to read or better read music, and sing songs and anthems of all levels of difficulty. Of particular interest is St. Mark’s association with the Royal School of Church Music whose training scheme is designed to encourage young people to acquire a greater level of expertise both in music and knowledge of our Anglican tradition with testing at the end of each segment.
Youth Taizé Choir
St. Mark’s singers of older middle school and high school age have contributed on a regular basis to the liturgical life of the parish. The group sings a wide range of songs and anthems drawn from the ‘classics,’ gospel, contemporary, and also spends time preparing and singing music of the Taizé tradition. This year we will sing for particular occasions/events and will rehearse accordingly.