St Mary's Choir
The choir is back! We will be singing on the 2nd Sundays of the month and feast days. Practise is at 7.00pm on the Friday before the service. This will be in St Mary's for 45 minutes. Anyone 7 years and above are welcome. Come along, we are welcoming new members.
During our Informal All Age service we are always joined at this service by our Minstrels group who provide the music for our singing as well as music at the beginning and end of the service. We always welcome new minstrels. Read more about volunteering.
Adderbury Ensemble & Music In Adderbury
Chris Windass founded the Music in Adderbury series in 1986. His lifelong passion for chamber music led him to form his own group, the Adderbury Ensemble, and the Music in Adderbury series began as a way to bring the group’s music to audiences in his home village. As well as innumerable concerts from the Adderbury Ensemble, the Adderbury and Deddington churches have witnessed performances from many other brilliant musicians and chamber ensembles from the UK and overseas.
Organ music has been an important part of life at the church since the first organ was installed in 1849. A new organ was put in place in 1877 and is still used today. The organ used to be played by paid organists who in most cases where the choirmasters too. Since the 1970s the organ has been played by a series of volunteers who alternate on a rota. In 2017 we have a new organist and choirmaster.