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

February 2016, Music for Valentine's Day, Granta Chorale


December 2015, Bells on Frosted Air, Granta Chorale  (see also review under Drama)

December 2015, St Mark's Choir Carol Service

December 2015, Cantus Singers of Cambridge, The Christmas Story in Music 

November 2015, Wolfson College Carol Service

Held at St Mark's as usual on Advent Sunday. We are always pleased to host this event, notable for its fine choral singing, which St Mark's congregation is always invited to attend. 

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 


Among many other occasions there were two unusual musical events:

May 2014, A Musical Marathon 

Graham Walker left St Mark's in September 2014 to take up a post as Director of music at Corpus Christi College and is currently Precentor at Magdalene College and Director of St John's Voices 


As well as our regular events, we held an organ marathon and put on two outstanding and memorable concerts in aid of the Organ Appeal:

Graham Walker

October 2013, Rhythms of Life

Jeremy Begbie and Graham Walker performing 

Jeremy Begbie

Graham Walker conducting St Mark's Church Choir