The robed choir, consisting of about 18-20 adults and a similar number of children (choristers) is an open door to those who enjoy a love of singing God’s praises in fellowship with others, and are ready to serve the worship needs of the church.
The members represent a wide range of people in terms of background, age and musical ability, each in their own way quietly dedicated to their role.
Rehearsals for both the adult choir and the choristers are held on Friday evenings throughout most of the year, and on Sunday mornings before the 10.00 am service. The repertoire is adventurous, and some of it specially arranged.
Members can expect to sing anthems by composers of different periods and nationalities, to perform tailored arrangements of hymns and choruses, and be called upon for Weddings and other special services including civic occasions.
There are additional Choral Evensongs and visits to other churches. There are at least two social occasions in the course of a year. A choir committee takes an active role in planning the music of the church.
Every Friday night at 7.00pm St Mary’s is full of the beautiful sound of young people singing. Over 20 children aged 6 to 16 from many of the schools in Taunton, make up the young choir who sing at least one service a month.
Some choristers come for the company, some to find out more about the church, some for the little bit of pocket money they earn(!) but all because they enjoy singing. They also sing with the adult choir at weddings and other big services.
Running throughout the school terms, Friday nights are fun and offer something special that perhaps it is hard to find elsewhere.
If you might be interested in singing in our choirs (adult or junior) or playing an instrument in worship, please do contact the Church Office on 01823 272441, speak to Director of Music, Miles Quick, after a service or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.