Some members of St Mary's Senior Choir
Photographed by Jim Ringland - Eastbourne Photographic Society

Thank you for visiting our music website!

The blue background, that of the open sky and our choir robes, is historically associated
with the Blessed Virgin Mary to whom our church is dedicated. It has been used
to represent celestial glory.

Music is an important ministry,  one of many such ministries which contribute to a whole act
of worship. Our musical contribution has its own place amongst others, re-inforcing prayers, readings, homilies and periods of silence which together make the act of worship complete. This participatory and supportive role, both in traditional and contemporary services, changes in mood and purpose  according to season.

In his preface to Anerio's 'Teatro Armonico Spirituale'(1619), Oratio Griffi describes the use
of music by S Filippo Neri and his Roman Oratorians as drawing

'with a sweet deception the sinners to the holy that people, being allured by song and tender words, would be more disposed to spiritual profit; nor was your idea in vain, since some, coming...only to hear the music, and then remaining, moved and captivated by the sermons and the other holy exercises...., have become servants of God'.

Further details can be found by clicking on the menus above. We hope to see you at one
of our weekly services or at Christmas or Easter. If you would like to have an informal chat
about singing with us, would like your children to join the choir or are considering a position as a Choral or Organ Scholar, please contact us via our contacts page.


We have vacancies for sopranos, altos and children at the present time.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining.

For details of Choral  Scholarships please click the tab above. 

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