Choir and music
Cancellation of Ely (2020) and Salisbury (2021) Cathedral tours due to Covid-19
Sadly, the planned choir tour to Ely Cathedral, which was to have taken place at the end of August this year, has had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty over when choral singing can safely return to our churches and cathedrals. Equally sadly, we have also since learned that all planned tours to Salisbury Cathedral involving visiting choirs have been cancelled until autumn 2021 at the earliest. Thus, our tour booked for the late May bank holiday weekend in 2021 cannot now take place.
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
Due to the current closure of the church for public worship to keep everybody safe on account of the high rates of infection in the Lordon area, there are no further choral services until further notice. As and when the situation improves and it becomes possible to hold choral services safely, further information will be published on this page.
Regular live-streamed services are continuing with just Rev'd Lesley or Rev'd Anne in church, and details of these may be found on the home page of this website or on our Facebook page. (St. Andrew's Church Fulham)