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.

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Recital at Hartebrugkerk, Leiden

In addition to the services at St John’s, the choir visits churches and cathedrals across the country which in 2018 included Chester and Portsmouth Cathedrals and York Minster. The choir also travels abroad with past tours including France, Holland, Italy and the Czech Republic.

The choir has an enthusiastic and talented treble and soprano section of young people and adults.  The young choristers are taught by the Director of Music, Mark Hunter, and develop strong vocal skills and musicianship. New choristers of any age or gender 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.

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Songs of Praise

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.