St John’s Choir is an SATB choir with responsibility for providing the music to accompany the Worship at St John the Baptist Church in the market town of Knaresborough in North Yorkshire UK.
In addition to the services at St John’s, the choir visits churches and cathedrals across the country which in 2017 included Wakefield Cathedral and St German’s Cathedral, Peel. The choir also travels abroad with recent tours to Amsterdam and Leiden in 2013 and to Venice and St. Mark’s Basilica in 2008. St John’s choir has an enthusiastic and talented treble section, both boys and girls. The choristers are taught by the Director of Music, Mark Hunter, and develop strong vocal skills and musicianship. New choristers are always welcome; further details can be found here. Mark also runs a flourishing junior band to accompany the music at the monthly all age service.
In July 2010, the junior choristers were thrilled to feature in a BBC Songs of Praise from Knaresborough singing ‘The Irish Blessing’, arranged for the programme by Paul Leddington-Wright. More recently, in early 2012, the choir Trebles recorded a CD ‘Ex Ore Innocentium’ which has received favourable reviews.
Apart from singing, the choir enjoys a variety of social events which encompass the members’ families and the wider church community, and are an important aspect of its continued success.
The choir can be booked for weddings at St John’s via the Parish Office and can also provide singers for weddings elsewhere depending on parish commitments. Please contact Mark Hunter for further information using the contact form.