Our parish church is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and is blessed with a large and talented
robed 4 part choir.
We always welcome new members and are currently hoping to recruit more juniors into the choir.
If you are interested in joining our choir your first contact is our Organist and Director of Music,
Rachel Branston (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our Assistant organist and Director of Music is who also directs a small Chamber Choir
called “Simply Voices” which specialises particularly in early sacred and secular music.
There is a sung Eucharist at 9.30am every Sunday. Musically, this service has a good mix of traditional choral music as well as incorporating more modern worship material. In 2015 there are plans to hold a full choral evensong once every quarter.
Our two manual tracker pipe organ was restored by Nicholson's in 2004 at a cost of nearly £70,000. During the restoration a new pedal section was added as well as tonal improvements to the manual stops. The action was completely overhauled and new bellows were added. It is now a very fine instrument which will serve St Mary’s needs for many years to come.
The Registration is as follows:
St Mary’s also hosts concerts arranged by the Yatton Music Society which aims to bring talented national and local musicians to the heart of our community. Regular concerts are given on the last Saturday of each month, from September to April.
A CD "Moor Music", featuring the various choirs of Yatton Moor, was recorded in St Mary’s Church as played and reviewed on BBC Radio Bristol.
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How lovely are thy dwellings
Composed by Noel Rawsthorne
Performed by Choir of St Mary the Virgin
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This CD was directed by the Revd Ian Hubbard and recorded, edited and mastered by Jonathan Lane.
This CD is now available for sale from Team Office. Price: £6.