Choir and music

Choir Tour to Ely 2022

Following the disappointment of the cancellation of our 2020 and 2021 tours due to Covid-19, our tour to Ely Cathedral is now re-scheduled for the weekend of 16th/17th July 2022.

Music at St Andrew's

By our Director of Music: Trevor Dawson

There has always been a choir at St. Andrew’s for as long as I can remember. I know, because I used to sing in it! Without giving away too many clues as to my age, we’re talking about the 60s here (that’s 1960s!) and I can remember there being about five others in the choir apart from myself.

Following my appointment as organist at the tender age of 14, the choir entered something of a “golden age” in terms of numbers and we had maybe 25+ young people on the books at any one time.

Coming more up to date, our choir has undergone quite a marvellous renaissance! Once a month, on the first Sunday, we sing choral evensong with a choir of around 25 choristers and are continually building upon our repertoire of liturgical music. The choir consists of singers with a distinguished background in music and keen amateurs. For our regular Sunday morning services, we are blessed by a smaller, but equally keen group of singers!

In recent years, the choir of St Andrew's has been invited to sing at various services, including the cathedral churches of York, Norwich, Chester, Wells, Southwell, Ripon, Bristol, Chichester and Christ Church Oxford.

If you are an amateur with an interest in music or a veteran chorister and would like to sing with us, we would love to hear from you!

Choral Evensong takes place on the 1st Sunday of the month at 6:30PM

Choral Evensong Sunday 6th June

Our next service of choral evensong at St. Andrew's, although still with a limited number of singers, will be on Sunday 6th June, the First Sunday after Trinity. There will be no need for members of the congregation to register in advance if they plan to attend but please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) and be prepared to observe at least 2m social distancing from everybody else in church.

The music for the service is given below

Introit O sing joyfully (Batten)

Responses Aston

Hymn AM 276 Holy, holy, holy!

Psalm Ps. 104 vv 1-10

Setting Aston in B flat major (St. Andrew’s service)

Anthem The Lord hath been mindful of us (S.S. Wesley)

Hymn AM 24 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

If you are not able to join us in person at St. Andrew's, it is hoped that this service will be live-streamed via our Facebook page