All Saints Parish Church has a long and remarkable history and has supported a choral tradition since the 16th century. The choir is known nationally for the quality of its music making and sings an extensive repertoire. As well as contributing to the worship of the church, the choir has made broadcasts and recordings, has excellent connections with local schools and has regularly produced choral scholars at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
To take a closer look at life in the choir, this film (made in 2012) takes you through the choir’s commitments, repertoire, membership and life in the community. We hope you find it interesting!
The choir is made up of about twenty boys and girls, young women and twenty men. There is active recruitment of new boys and girls from the area and the choir is engaged in promoting music education in the area.
The main benefits for boy and girl choristers at All Saints Parish Church are:
- Musical training from professional musicians
- Exposure to a wide repertoire of choral music
- Social interaction with other choristers
- Training in self-discipline and performance
- Development of self-confidence
- A modest payment, with good pay for weddings
- Fun and many, many memorable occasions
Of course, all these benefits come free of charge!
No specific musical experience is required to join the boys or girls choir. More important is enthusiasm, intelligence and a willingness to commit to the choir and learn. The choir relies on the dedication of its members to maintain its high standards and excellent reputation.
The boys’ and girls’ rehearsal and service times:
Probationers: Fridays from 5.45 to 7.15
Choristers: Fridays from 6.15 to 8.30
Adults: Fridays from 7.30 to 8.30
Sundays: Full choir at 9 am for 9.30 service. Full choir at 11.15 until 12. Full choir at 5.30 for 6pm service.
Occasionally additional rehearsals and services/performances, for instance at Christmas and Easter
If you would like to find out more about All Saints Parish Church Choir, please contact our Director of Music, David Condry, on 07784 780941 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org.