SMS is the choir for those of c. 11 plus (Year 7 and above) who would like to learn more demanding music, sing in 4 parts, improve their sight-singing and musical confidence.
The young singers are led by Catherine Cheater assisted by Christopher Rathbone and Gerry Whittington, with vocal help from Catherine Gibson and Kevin Cheater.
There are rehearsals on Fridays at 6.30, usually starting with warm-ups with Cant & Dec, and proceeding to the Choir Song-room to learn music for the joint Parish Masses, in which they join with St Margaret’s Choir in singing a Mass Setting and Communion Anthems.
They sing an anthem once a month at the Family Service. They also join with the Choir to sing evensong at least once a year.
Both SMS and Cant and Dec enjoy various social events during the year, but the 11+ young people have ½ hour of ‘social time’ after the practice every week, and there are young people’s breakfasts on Sunday morning once a month.