|The St Marylebone Youth Choir was formed in March 2007, to offer a high-quality musical education to the young people that attend the church. It forms a healthy link between the church’s professional music department and the Young Church. Open to all children aged 9 and above, the choir rehearses for one hour each week, after school on Fridays (4:30pm – 5:30pm). The choir is directed by Thomas Allery, St Marylebone’s Assistant Director of Music, who prepares them for their main duty; to sing once a month as part of the Sunday Morning Sung Eucharist. They provide music to be sung during Communion accompanied by the organ. They wear cassocks, ruffs and surplices as well as taking part in the main procession during the first hymn. They now have a large repertoire of music by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Cesar Franck, John Ireland, Peter Hurford, Malcolm Archer and Gabriel Fauré among others. In recent months they have expanded these liturgical duites to occasional extra-liturgical events including singing concerts in the church, Christmas carols on Marylebone High Street and a CD recording.