The Music Group comprises of singers and instrumentalists.
We have organ, piano, guitar, bass & drums and if you play an instrument we would love to hear from you.
We sing a mixture of traditional and contemporary hymns/songs. New members are always welcome to join the team, for regular Sunday singing, or to augment the choir for special occasions such as Christmas.
We usually meet before the Sunday 9.45am service for a short rehearsal.
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Director of Music & Organist
Peter Dart has been the Director of Music for almost 10 years. He lives locally in Wargrave in The Old Vicarage. Music has always been a big part of Peter’s life – he was an organ scholar in Oxford, is a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music, sits on the Council of the Royal College of Music, is Chairman of the Royal Choral Society, sits on the International Board of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, is a Trustee of the Voces8 Foundation and a Fellow or the Royal Society of Arts. Professionally Peter is Marketing Director of Upfield, the largest plant-based food company in the world. As Boris said, if you want to help protect the planet, eat vegan food!
Guitarist & Music Group Administrator
Rosie has been part of church choirs and music groups since childhood. She loves singing both contemporary and traditional church music, singing alto when harmonies are needed and strumming her guitar for the contemporary songs. Rosie works with Peter, Ian and the clergy in choosing the music for services and deals with most of the Music Group administration.
Pianist, occasional Organist & Music Arranger
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.