LATEST NEWS: Since mid-March the Church Choir hasn't been able to meet while the Church has been closed due the COVID-19 situation, however a number of the members have worked together to form a Virtual Church Choir and we have now made two videos. The first one was for Palm Sunday, and then some more members and some friends developed the confidence to have a go for Easter Sunday! The choir then grew further and did Henry Ley's The Strife is O'er and then the wonderful verse anthem O Sing Joyfully by Adrian Batten.
We have an established, good standard, robed, four-part SATB Church Choir that leads the
worship and sings an anthem at the weekly 9:30am services and occasionally at 6:30pm.
The Church Choir is also able to sing choral matins and choral evensong with various
choral settings, responses and Anglican chant.
Choir Practice is on Thursday evenings at 7:10pm in Church.
New members are always welcome; it's a friendly group and there are no auditions!
Please click on this Church Choir Information Leaflet for further details.
There are some pictures past and present further down this page!
Below are some recordings from our Advent Carol Service on 1st December 2019:
Below are some recordings from our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on 22nd December 2019:
VIRTUAL CHOIR SECTION:
Holy, Holy, Holy (Schubert):
1. Link to Soprano Guide Part
2. Link to Alto Guide Part
3. Link to Tenor Guide Part
4. Link to Bass Guide Part
All you need to do is practice your part and then video yourself singing along (as accurately as possible - particularly the timing!) and then send the file to Rob, preferably by WhatsApp, but an email link to a shared drive works ok too.
When you make your recording, ideally you will have the Guide Part playing through an earpiece or headphones so it can't be heard on your video. It will probably work best if you just have it playing in just one ear so you can use the other ear to hear yourself sing! If you don't have an earpiece of headphones just have it playing quietly for you to sing along too, it should still work!
Below are links to YouTube files to help choir members learn their parts:
4. Nunc dimittis in Bb (Stanford) Recording
5. Lead me, Lord (S. S. Wesley) Recording
6. The heavens are telling (Haydn) Recording
9. Wash me throughly (S. S. Wesley) Recording
10. The Call (Ralph Vaughan Williams) Recording
11. Turn thy face from my sins (Thomas Attwood) Recording
12. O saviour of the world (John Goss) Recording
13. View me, Lord (Richard Lloyd) Recording
14. Look at the world (John Rutter) Recording
15. Drop, drop, slow tears (Orlando Gibbons) Recording
16. Is it nothing to you (F. A. G. Ouseley) Recording
17. Ave Verum from Stabat Mater (Karl Jenkins) Recording
20. In Paradisum from Requiem (Faure) Recording
21. Blessed be the God and Father (S. S. Wesley) Recording
22. Magnificat in C (Bryan Kelly) Recording
23. Nunc dimittis in C (Bryan Kelly) Recording
24. Magnificat in Bb (John Stainer) Recording
25. Nunc dimittis in Bb (John Stainer) Recording
26. Te deum in Bb (Stanford) Recording
27. Jubilate in Bb (Stanford) Recording
28. Surely the Lord is in this place (Herbert Colvin) Recording
29. I was glad (C. H. H. Parry) Recording
30. Zadok the priest (Handel) Recording
31. An Advent Gospel (Larson) Recording
32. Celtic Advent Carol (Angerman & Barrett) Recording
33. How beautiful upon the mountains (Stainer) Recording
34. O Thou the Central Orb (Wood) Recording
35. Rejoice in the Lord alway (Purcell) Recording
35. Coventry Carol (arr. Victor Johnson) Recording
36. In the bleak midwinter (Darke) Recording
37. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Archer) Recording
38. Love came down at Christmas (Bullard) Recording
39. O little town of Bethlehem (Davies) Recording
40. Ding! Dong! Merrily on high (arr. Wood) Recording
41. A Christmas Blessing (Stopford) Recording