Choir and music

The Benefice Choir

We are a mixed church choir of all ages and always warmly welcome new members. We lead the worship by singing at services on Sunday mornings and at special events for Advent, Christmas and  Easter.

Practice is on Thursdays during term time from 7-8pm at St Mary’s Church, Standon

We follow the training programmes of the Royal School of Church Music and sing with other church choirs in the East Herts Church Choirs Association and at Cathedrals. A service of Choral Evensong is sung each month at St Mary's at 6pm on the fourth Sunday (except December).

Recently our choir has had the privilege of singing services in Bury St Edmunds, Winchester and Canterbury Cathedrals.


Our churches are regularly used for concerts and recitals. There are pipe organs and keyboards in our churches and a Grand Piano in St Mary's. Upcoming concerts and events:

Midweek Music at St Mary's - Fourth Wednesday in the month. A short concert at 12.30pm with refreshments available in church from 11.30am

Forthcoming dates for 2024: 26th June, 24th July, 25th September, 23rd October and 27th November. No concert in December. See below for poster about the next concert given by Hugh Legg and Barbara Manning.

Music list

See below for this month's music list.

Choral Evensong

The next service of Choral Evensong is on Sunday 26th May 2024 at 6pm at St Mary's.

For more information about any aspect of music in our benefice please contact Michael Smith, the Director of Music. Email: [email protected]

Music list May 2024, DOCX


Midweek music poster June 2024, PDF