There has been a robed Liturgical choir at St Mark’s for over 120 years! The current choir was re-organised in 1993 when Dr William Clark OAM was appointed Director of Music for the 8am Choral Communion Service and organist for weddings and funerals.

The St Mark’s Choir sings a choral repertoire covering five centuries of church music and more recent contemporary anthems and settings. The Choir leads a wide variety of hymns which the 8am congregation sings with enthusiasm and commitment.

The 8am service is accompanied by our excellent Létourneau organ built in 2004 and donated by the late Lady (Nancy) Fairfax as a memorial to her late husband, Sir Vincent Fairfax. A new grand piano is also used at some of our services. The piano was anonymously donated by two generous parishioners. We add a brass ensemble for important services such as Easter and Christmas.

In addition to Choral services, the Choir or sections of it sing at funerals and weddings as requested. The Choir presents an annual Concert and also an annual Festival of Lessons and Carols service for families and parishioners. The Choir Concert will be held held on Sunday 26 November 2023 at 2pm.

St Mark’s Choir is delighted to be reviving Choral Evensong (Evening Prayer) services. The next service will be held on Sunday 29 October 2023, at 3-4:10pm. We encourage anyone who values the services contained in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer to attend and enjoy this musical treat and time of reflection. You can find more information here.

CHORAL SCHOLARSHIP applications are open: Apply here You can find information about the Scholarships here.

For more information about the St Mark’s Choir, please contact or speak to Dr William Clark.