Music is very important to the worship life of the church. We enjoy a wide variety of styles of music, often led by the choir and organ. We also host concert programmes across the year, with visiting musicians as well as those from our own congregation, usually advertised in Music to Your Ears and on this website.
The choir sings for Sunday morning services and Evensong. It has a varied repertoire, including many settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, and a wide range of anthems. The choir leads sung worship at regular services as well as at special services like our service of lessons and carols at Christmas.
We love to welcome new members of the choir, both adults and children. It really helps if you can read music but it is not essential as this is a skill that can be learnt whilst singing!
Children wishing to join the choir will need to be able to read well and will take a simple audition. We are RSCM affiliated and choristers have the opportunity to follow the RSCM medal scheme as they develop their skills.
If you are interested in joining, come along to a service or contact the Director of Music, Abby Rhodes on 07779 499640 or by email. The choir practises on Tuesday evenings in term time, with the children starting at 6pm and the adult members joining us from 6.30 to 7.30pm.
The organ was built by Rushworth and Dreaper in 1936. In 1998 it was completely rewired and substantially revoiced. The console is located in the north aisle, and the instrument is at the west end, mounted in a gallery in the tower arch. For the organ specification, click here.
Every September we hold a free recital series with top organists from the Midlands region.