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 and youth) sings the 11.15am service each Sunday during the program year. The choir, consisting of 65 members, rehearses every Thursday evening from 6.30-8.45pm. 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).
Boy & Girl Choristers (grades 3rd-6th)
Rehearsals on Wednesdays 5.00-6.00pm
Youth Choir (grades 7th-12th)
Rehearsals on Wednesdays 5.30-6.15pm
Treble Choir (grades 4th-12th, auditioned)
Rehearsals on Thursdays 5.30-7.00pm
These choirs are highly committed groups that provide music for the 9.00am worship service throughout the program year. These children learn about liturgy and the seasons of the church year as they rehearse service music, hymns, and anthems. Rehearsals are in the Choir room (3rd floor of the parish house). All choirs are affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) training curriculum.
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 and sings once a month.