Junior Choir

St Mary’s School and church are delighted to collaborate on a new project for the Years 3 and 4. “Mary in Music” brings together art, music and faith in series of discovery workshops in the church and school. The first workshop featured singing repertoire from the Middle Ages to the present day led by Richard, our very own Director of Music. Our curate, Jane, and rector, John, led a presentation of the life of Mary and her amazing encounter with the Angel Gabriel and the day ended with a lyric-writing task to build into a new School song.

In July 2022, the classes worked on papercut creations of angels with visiting artist Chloe Campbell. The pupils discovered a new song composed by Richard using some of their own words.

The classes gathered together in September for a blessing of the backpacks, celebrating Mary in Music for the Patronal festival!

Our amazing Junior Choir plans to sing during the following 10am Sunday 2022 services:


Date and service

Adult or Junior Choir


6th November, 10am

Junior Choir

Irish Blessing (Chilcott)

Glory, love and praise and honour (Ebeling arr. Harris)

6th November, 6pm

Adult Choir

Faure Requiem (extracts)

13th November, 10.45am, Remembrance Sunday

Adult Choir

For the Fallen (Quesnel)

Thou knowest Lord (Purcell)

20th November, 10am

Adult Choir

How beauteous are their feet (Stanford)

27th November, 10am

Adult Choir

Rejoice in the Lord (Anon.)

4th December, 10am Christingle

Junior Choir

Christ be our light (Farrell)

4th December, 6pm Advent Carols

Adult Choir

O thou the central orb (Wood)

How beautiful upon the mountains (Stainer)

Zion hears the watchmen’s voices (Bach)

11th December, 10am

Adult Choir

Kindle a light (Fleming)

18th December, 6pm Christmas Carols

Adult Choir

Traditional carols

A babe is born (Mathias)

In the bleak midwinter (Darke)

Christmas Night (Arbeau arr. Rutter)

St Mary’s Junior Choir is a choir for children from local primary and secondary schools. All children are welcome to come along – the choir is open to children Year 4 – Year 8. Our regular rehearsals take place in the church Tuesdays from 5.30-6.15pm during term time. We sing in public at least once a term, sometimes alone and sometimes with the Adult Choir for major services. Participation is free and the choir provides folders and music.

For enquiries about St Mary’s Junior Choir please email Richard Quesnel, the Director of Music, richard.quesnel@parishofputney.co.uk