The choir plays a large part in the life of the Church and over the years many children have experienced the joys of making music in such inspiring surroundings. The St. Mary’s Music Foundation is able to offer children and young people a full musical training absolutely free.

We are looking for boys and girls from the age of six upwards who enjoy singing and would like to join our choir and who would benefit from the musical and social activities provided. Regular attendance at practices and services is necessary if progress is to be made. The choir also sings at special services, concerts and with the choirs of St. Faith’s and St. Wilfrid’s from time to time, as well as participating in concerts and events across the city and further afield, with regular trips and tours around the UK and abroad.

Child choristers receive pocket money based on their progress and also payment for singing at Saturday weddings. Suitable children are also eligible for free instrumental tuition. Good adult singers are always very welcome to apply for membership.

The assistant organist (sponsored by the Coop Funeral Directors) assists the Director of Music in all aspects of the music work of the church.

There are also two organ scholarships available sponsored by Hampshire County Council). Scholars receive free weekly hour-long lessons in return for valuable experience in accompanying and choir training.

Please contact the Music Department at music@portseaparish.co.uk for further information, or come along to a Wednesday evening rehearsal

Rehearsals

The choir meets at the following times:

Mondays 17.00‑18.00 Junior Choristers Rehearsal
Wednesdays 18.00‑19.30

18.00-20.00

19.00-20.30

Junior Choristers Rehearsal

Senior Choristers Rehearsal

Adults Rehearsal

Sundays 09.00‑9:25

09.30‑11.15

Choristers “Voice for Life” training.

Full Rehearsal followed by Sunday Morning Service at 10.00am