The Adult Choir

Ross Parish Church has a long tradition of good music making. Its choir is highly regarded by the congregation, the local community and throughout the diocese with a well earned reputation. The adult choir is a group of about 20 singers who maintain the bulk of the musical services at St Mary’s.  In recognition of…

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The Youth Choir

If you’re a young person (aged 7 or older) who enjoys singing, perhaps a bit of drama thrown in, we invite you to be a part of this. Rehearsals are at 4pm (arrive any time from 3.30 when refreshments are available) on Thursdays (finishing at 5 pm). Just come along, there are no auditions and…

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The Organ

The three manual, romantic, organ at St Mary’s was built in 1921 by Hele and Co. of Plymouth. It was originally built with pneumatic action and incorporated sliderless chests, popular at the time. The action was partially electrified with solid-state switching in the 1980s. A major rebuild of the organ was undertaken in 2011. The…

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Recordings

In addition the the recordings and video on this page you find live streamed services on our YouTube Channel Some recent recordings by the choir Most have been recorded in services, are otherwise unedited, and come warts and all with various liturgical (and other) noises off! Archive recordings Commercial recordings We’ve made a few CD…

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Come & Sing & Sup!

We’re experimenting in 2023 with an expansion of our Come & Sing program. This time we’ve expanded it to include a hearty supper in the church after the service. We began with an Epiphany Evensong and Supper in January where around 20 extra singers joined the choir and supper was enjoyed by nearly 80 people.…

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Choir Members page

You’ll find the current music list here Learning notes Sumsion in G – Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis – Hereford Cathedral 18th February: MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn – Hereford Cathedral 18th Feb: Smith Responses: Psalm 94 – for Hereford (very similar, but not identical pointing) Batten 4th Evening Service Byrd: Teach me, O Lord

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