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Music at St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick.

St Mary's Scholars 

St Mary's Scholars is the adult chamber choir of St Mary's.  

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

We have a strong core group of singers, but always welcome new singers, particularly tenors and basses. Good sight-reading ability is essential, as is a commitment to all the singing dates and specific rehearsals leading up to them.

The Scholars' principal role is to deputise for the robed choirs of St Mary's Church when the latter are on holiday, singing for Sunday services once every half-term as well as on Low Sunday and at least once during Summer holiday months.

The Scholars additionally give concerts in St Mary's and tour at least once every year; recent tours have taken us to Chester, Chichester, Guildford and Hereford Cathedrals, as well as Beverley Minster and Bath Abbey.  The choir is a close-knit group, performing to a high standard whilst enjoying a good social side. 

Our repertoire is broad and varied. In recent years, in addition to plainchant and core Anglican service music, it has included works by:

- Byrd
- Bruckner
- Chilcott
- Gibbons
- Handel
- Hildegard von Bingen
- Langlais
- Machaut
- Monteverdi
- Mozart
- Purcell
- Rachmaninov
- Rheinberger
- Sweelinck
- Tallis
- Tavener
- Victoria
- Walton

The choir has also given first performances of works by James Ludwig, Thomas Muir and Toby Wheatley.

Forthcoming appearances are as follows: 

Sunday 23rd July 2017 - Eucharist and Evensong

Sunday 22nd October 2017 – Eucharist and Evensong

Thursday 30th November 2017 – Carol Service for Warwick Victorian Evening

Sunday 7th January 2018 – Matins and Eucharist

Sunday 25th February 2018 – Eucharist and Evensong

Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March 2018 – Compline services for Holy Week

Sunday 15th April 2018 – Eucharist and Evensong

Sunday 27th May 2018 – Eucharist and Evensong

Sunday 22nd July 2018 – Eucharist and Evensong

If you would like further information about St Mary's Scholars or would like to audition, please contact the Assistant Director of Music.