The Choristers of St John the Divine
The Choristers sing three Sunday mornings per month, typically offering a choral introit, psalm, anthem or motet, and from time to time, a choral mass setting. The repertoire is drawn from the best of Anglican and Western church music of the last five centuries, for example recently including music by John Tavener, Mozart, William Byrd, Durufle, Finzi, Howells, Michael Finnissy, and Tallis, amongst others. The Choristers also sing the monthly choral evensong, as well as special events and concerts such as the Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas, and as the Chamber Choir of St John the Divine, in highly-regarded concerts with the Victoria Baroque Players, with whom they have presented many 18th-century major works, such as Handel’s Dixit Dominus, various Bach cantatas and motets, and Bach’s St John Passion. The Choristers rehearse Thursday evenings, and at a number of dedicated rehearsals before each Baroque concert.
Requirements for membership include decent sight-reading skills, as well as a good sense of choral sound and musical style. If you are interested, contact the Music Director, David Stratkauskas to arrange an informal audition/interview.