Some members of St Mary's Choir
Photographed by Jim Ringland, Eastbourne Photographic Society
Below is some brief information about our Choir. If you are interested in full details
about music at St Mary's including further information about the Choir, Organ, current Music Lists etc, please click here to visit our music site.
This also gives details of the present Choir recruitment campaign.
The main weekly choral services are the Parish Eucharist with Anthem at 9.45 a.m. and Prayer Book Evensong at 6.30 p.m. Evensong is fully choral once per month when the choir sings a cathedral setting of the Canticles and Responses. An anthem is sung at
every service. There are additional special services at major festivals and members
of the choir sometimes sing at the occasional wedding, funeral or Civic Service
if they are available.
Thursdays - 7.00-8.30 p.m.
There is also a short rehearsal thirty minutes before each sung service and forty five minutes before each fully choral evensong. Additional rehearsals may be called from
time to time.
As well as singing at St Mary’s members of the Choir sometimes sing in the local community particularly at Christmas. Members sing in events organized by the Royal School of Church Music.The Choir has occasionally sung the services for the day at Chichester Cathedral. It is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music.
It is appreciated that attendance has to be balanced with family and work commitments.
We are always happy to discuss the level of commitment with individual singers
and would not put off good singers who are unable to make
a 100% commitment to the Choir.
If you would like further information or are interested in joining, please contact our
Organist and Director of Music, Victor Potter,Snr FNMSM, CertRSCM, FASC, LGMS, MISM
on 07768 274461, find him in Church after a service or email email@example.com