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St Mary's Centre, Church Chare,
Whickham Newcastle upon Tyne
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St Mary's Choir
Do you sing Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass then we'd love to meet you. St Mary's church has a fine musical tradition. Join our choir, new members are always welcome. The church & choir are both affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music; see below. Members sing at 10am and (4th Sunday of the month) 3pm Sunday Services and take part in Weddings and several Festivals throughout the year. First class training is given by Michael Grave our Director of Music. Choir practice is held at 9am before each service for 40 minutes and rehearsal files are sent so note learning can be in advance at home. There is choir practice after evensong on the 4th Sunday between 4-5pm The Choir possess a wide repertoire of Hymns, Songs, Anthems and Psalms from the 16th Century to the formative cutting edge of contemporary music. Want to know more? Contact Michael Grave.
Royal School of Church Music:
St Mary's Church & Choir is affiliated to the RSCM, which supports a worldwide network of churches, schools, and individuals. The
Follow this link to RSCM to learn about the best use of good music in worship - whatever the resources, whatever the style, discover what events are on, access training aids, courses and buy music at discounted prices if affiliated. The RSCM publication Sunday by Sunday is used at St Mary’s to help us use the widest possible musical resources liturgically. Contact Michael Grave for further information.
Newcastle and District Society of Organists.
The Society encompasses all who have an interest in the organ and its music; whether novice, professional, player or listener. It holds regular sessions in Newcastle and Gateshead including visits, training sessions, lecture recitals, master classes. Michael Grave our Director of Music is a past President of the NDSO and a can offer advice to you about the organ scene in the North East and how to start to learn of improve your playing skills.
From time to time we have need of other musicians so let us know if you play an instrument, the organ or the piano. We have a fine 3-manual Vincent Organ and a Bosendorfer piano in church.