The choir at St Mark's is always looking for new members, so if you would be interested in joining please speak either to any of the current singers or to the choir director (to be appointed). The choir rehearses on a Friday from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the church hall.
The Junior Choir meets regularly during Junior Church. The choir is for ages 7-12 (school years 3-7).
Our Church Band plays every 4th Sunday for the All Age Family Communion Service and at special occasions such as Crib Service. Members are drawn from the congregation and are all ages- from 10 to 70+! New members are always welcome.
Our last concert
Recent Musical Events
Wed 30 August 2017 our rebuilt organ was demonstrated to some 40 Diocesan Organ Advisers' from all over England as part of their Annual Residential Conference. Paul Hale who designed the organ, explianed its features, including its modular structure and its economical use of space. It appears to have become something of a model for parishes wishing to improve their organ without spending a fortune.
Sat 17 June Cambridge Students Brass Band played on the vicarage lawn throughout the Summer Fete and were much applauded
Sat 1 July the Cantus Singers, conducted by Alan Howard, performed A Baroque Celebration to a large and appreciative audience at St Mark's. The programme included works by Handel and Purcell and the modern premiere of Samuel Howard's (1710-1782) 'This is the Day', first performed on 2 July 1769 at Great St Mary's, Cambridge and not heard since the 18th century!
Evensong on 5 March 2017 at St Mark's performed by the the St John's College School Choir, Organist: Simon Kirk, conductor: Jan Fletcher. The service was organised by Claire Coates (St Mark's Children's Worker) and led by Hilary Murray.
Chamber choir Granta Chorale and readers from St Mark's presented At the Year's Turning with music and words for Epiphany and the New Year, Thursday 5th January 2017, 1930. See also February SEEK page 5
December 2016, The Story of Silent Night
Past twelve months from August 2016:
August 2016, Hall gladdening light! Vox Cantab
These short reviews are based on fuller reports that have appeared in SEEK
May 2016, Edvard meets Edward, Oslo Cathedral Boys' Choir
March 2016, Music for Queens Eternal Source of Light Divine Vox cantab
December 2015, Cantus Singers of Cambridge, The Christmas Story in Music
November 2015, Wolfson College Carol Service
October 2015, demonstration and Organ Recital by Paul Hale
September 2015, Richard III The Opera, see full report under Drama
(August 2016, We are pleased to report that Harry Coates who composed the music for Richard III has gained a plain at Caius to read Music)
July 2015, International Festival of Hymns
Notable Past Performances
May 2014, A Musical Marathon
Jeremy Begbie and Graham Walker performing
Graham Walker conducting St Mark's Church Choir