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, 10:00-11:30AM
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.)
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. Tuesdays, 4:00-4:30PM
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. Girl Choristers-Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00PM • Boy Choristers-Thursdays, 4:00-5:00PM
Father's Day Chorus
Brian-Paul Thomas invites all the men of the parish—boys, dads, grandpas, uncles—to be a part of this wonderful annual tradition on Father's Day. You don't have to read music or even be able to sing to partake; a one hour rehearsal at 9:00AM, will get you singing robust hymns and anthems at 10:00AM, to the delight of the parish.
Mother's Day Chorus
Not to be outdone by the men, the women of the parish—daughters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters—gather to provide a choral treat every Mother's Day. Come at 9:00AM for a one hour rehearsal, and sing at 10:00AM. All women and girls are welcome!
Please email B-P Thomas if you would like more information about the music programs offered at St. Mark's.