St Andrew’s Choir
We are a band of enthusiastic and committed singers, who believe in the power of music to lift the spirits and enhance worship.
That sounds grand – but we are aware of our limitations! We try to stick within them most of the time, with an occasional branching out for something to challenge the brain a little more. This is the case usually for the bigger festivals.
It is now great fun that we can sometimes join in singing with other choral enthusiasts from the team.
Our regular diet is one evening practice on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30, and a practice in St Andrew’s Hall for thirty minutes before each Sunday 10 am service. Numbers vary, with an average of six or seven usually covering four parts, and we are always extremely welcoming to anyone who wants a good sing – once a week or once a year, it doesn’t matter.
Leading up to Christmas we practice weekly for about seven weeks and have a choir augmented by a wonderful group of ‘occasionals’. Thanks to them, we have a really enjoyable and spiritually uplifting carol service, well attended by people from near and far. We have a (amazingly patient!) part-time musical director, who manages some Sundays and the bigger events and a rota of home-grown and/or local organists who keep us going in between.
We love it – come and try!