Meet The Team
Director of Music
James was appointed Director of Music in St Mary's in September 2008. James is a local musician who specialises in choir training. James' musical education began as a chorister at Liverpool, where he subsequently became the Organ Scholar. After leaving the Cathdral, James studied church music at Canterbury Christ Church University as well as starting work at St. Mary's. On completion of the course, James was awarded a First Class Honours Degree and Licentiate of The Royal School of Church Music. James teaches piano and voice in Liverpool and works with theatre companies teaching musical theatre.
Music at St Mary's
Welcome to the music page of St Mary the Virgin, Walton Church, Walton on the Hill. Music plays an important role in the liturgy of the Church, whether it be Sunday Eucharist, Choral Evensong, Weddings or Funerals.
The Church Choir
The Church Choir sings at services in St Mary's throughout the liturgical year. The choir also performs at concerts and recitals. It has developed a ranging repertoire, specialisig in upper voiced music of the Anglican tradition as well as choral music for mixed voices. We enjoy the challenge of singing music that encompasses a variety of styles, such as, English Tudor music, music of the early continental schools, the French Romanic tradition, English Victorian music, twentieth century English church music and contemporary music. The choir has gained a good musical reputation in the local area and further afield. St Mary's choir also takes annual summer tours. The choir has been fortuate to sing at various cathedrals ad churches throughout the country. The singers are a friendly and diverse group who enjoy both the music and social rewards of being in the choir. We often collaborate with singers and organists from both Liverpool Cathedrals and other Parish Churches for services and concerts.
The choir is keen to welcome new members of all ages. We rehearse at St Mary's church Monday evenings between 7 and 8.30 pm. For information about joining the choir please contact the parish administrator by telephone or email.