More than 125 people make up the choirs at St. Mark’s, including volunteers, staff singers, and four choral scholars, high school students who commit to spending a year of musical formation with the St. Mark’s music program. Together they provide music for the many services that are offered throughout the year. In addition, St. Mark’s music program invites the San Antonio community to experience the beauty of worship and creativity through the monthly music offerings.
St. Mark’s Choir
The St. Mark’s Choir (adults) sings the 11.15am service each Sunday during the academic year. The choir, consisting of 60 women and men, rehearses every Thursday evening from 6.30 to 8.45pm. In addition to its Sunday morning duties, the choir regularly sings Evensong and a major choral work with orchestra each April (as an official event of the San Antonio Fiesta celebration).
Youth Choir (grades 7th-12th)
St. Mark’s Youth Choir (grades 7-12) is a dedicated group of young musicians that commit to team-work, and developing music reading and singing skills. Youth Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7.00-8.00pm in the Choir room.
Treble Choir (grades 4th-12th)
St. Mark’s Treble Choir is for boys (with unchanged voices) and girls in 4th-12th grades. Auditions for this choir are held as needed. This choir rehearses on Thursdays from 5.30-6.30pm.
Boy & Girl Choristers (grades 3rd-6th)
St. Mark’s Boy & Girl Choristers is a highly committed group that provides music for the 9.00am worship service throughout the academic year. These children learn about liturgy and the seasons of the church year as they rehearse service music, hymns and anthems. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays 5.00-6.00pm in the Choir room.
Boy & Girl Novices (grades 1st-2nd)
This training choir consists of boys and girls in 1st and 2nd grades. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5.00-6.00pm.This group is a preparatory group that utilizes the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) training curriculum.