Sunday Mornings

"The Music Group" comprises singers and instrumentalists, and meets about an hour before the 10.30 service to rehearse the music. New members are always welcome to join. At special occasions (eg Christmas, Easter, Village Festival) the choir is augmented by willing volunteers. 

The songs and hymns selected for services for the current month or two are listed in a file which can be downloaded here.


Concerts and other musical activities in the Parish

Apart from providing the music for the worship in our churches, there is a programme of other musical activities using performers from within the Parish and visiting musicians.

Sunday July 1st 2018

We were privileged to host a visiting choir from St Andrew Methodist Church, Plano, Texas at the 10.30am  Holy Communion service. Members of the adult and youth choirs who were touring in England took part. The choir boasts a strong choral tradition, with nearly two hundred participants across all ensembles. On this trip to the UK, they were singing with around fifty people from among the Chancel Choir and the Salt and Light Youth Choir, and they were really looking forward to their first visit ever to Wargrave. A recording of the special items they sang is available here 

  • An introit: "O for a thousand tongues to sing"  by Mark Miller
  • An Anthem: "Lord make me an instrument of thy peace" by Jody Lindh
  • During the Communion: "Ubi caritas" by Victor Johnson
  • and "The Road Home" by Stephen Paulus


St Mary's Annual Concert - 2017

A most successful concert, involving around 50 performers, was enjoyed by an audience of over 200. Over £1000 was raised for the 21st Century appeal fund. 

The 2018 Annual Concert will be held on Saturday 17th November


Christmas Carol Service

The Carol Service is an annual opportunity for the regular singers to be joined by others to create a choir of 40 or more to lead the music a week or so before Christmas. Watch this space for dates and details of rehearsals for the 2018 Service 

Sunday July 1st 2018

We were privileged to host a visiting choir from St Andrew Methodist Church, Plano, Texas at the 10.30am  Holy Communion service. Members of the adult and youth choirs who were touring in England took part. The choir boasts a strong choral tradition, with nearly two hundred participants across all ensembles. On this trip to the UK, they were singing with around fifty people from among the Chancel Choir and the Salt and Light Youth Choir, and they were really looking forward to their first visit ever to Wargrave. A recording of the special items they sang is available here 

  • An introit: "O for a thousand tongues to sing"  by Mark Miller
  • An Anthem: "Lord make me an instrument of thy peace" by Jody Lindh
  • During the Communion: "Ubi caritas" by Victor Johnson
  • and "The Road Home" by Stephen Paulus



                       CONCERTS FROM OUTSIDE

St. Mary's can be used as a venue for concerts from local schools or other music groups in the area. Please be in touch if you wish to consider this option.


Saturday July 14th 2018


CORO - the London Chamber Choir

JOIN US FOR A BEAUTIFUL EVENING OF SONG...

The multi-award winning chamber choir, Coro, is delighted
to be back in Wargrave for their summer concert this year.
This concert is being sung in memory of Douglas Paterson,
who was a great friend and supporter of the choir, and the
father of Coro founder member Robbie Paterson. Douglas,
his wife Maureen and their family moved to Wargrave in
1977 and, while many in the village knew him through the
British Legion or as Chairman of the Wargrave Housing
Association, music also played a central part in his life.
Douglas would have been delighted that old family friend
and Wargrave Piggott alumnus Roland Wood has kindly
agreed to join us for the evening—we hope you can, too..

 Details available here


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