Music is a very important aspect of the life and worship at St Mary’s. Mirroring the worship of the church, the music takes different forms and involves many different people.
Our Musical Director is Chris Denton. Chris is married to Camilla, a Vicar whose parish lies to the north of Richmond. Their son sings, along with other youngsters in the treble section of the traditional robed choir which is RSCM affiliated. They are supported by our adult singers and together they lead the worship at most of the Sunday 10 am services as well as the monthly Choral Evensong. Our choir are available for weddings and other occasional services.
Chris also coordinates the music at the; 'Worship for All' service, held on the third Sunday of the month. A less formal service, this involves a different set of singers and musicians whose repertoire mirrors the less structured nature of the service.
You can contact Chris via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07817 386070. He would love to hear from you.
The church is blessed with a fine Harrison organ that is in good order and attracts the finest organists who offer regular recitals. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and the Events page of our website for upcoming opportunities to experinece the music at St. Mary's.
The church building is a fine venue for concerts both as ‘one-offs’ and also as part of festivals in the area.