We can confirm that, in conformity with the closure of the church building, choir rehearsals and singing at church services, including weddings, have been suspended until further notice.
In particular, the singing of Stainer’s Crucifixion on 5th April and the early May wedding choir will not take place. We hope to sing Allegri’s Miserere at some later date, after all the hard work. Hopefully, choir members will be able to stay in touch via a news email which will be sent out each week.
The Music Staff
Organist & Director of Music – Jan Pringle
Choir Practice is temporarily suspended.
All Saints has a four-part robed choir comprising of adults, young people, boys and girls who sing at the main Services each week. It is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). Choristers are trained using this scheme and a large proportion have gained Deans’ and Bishops’ Awards at Guildford Cathedral.
The PCC encourages this choral tradition and generously fund the work of the choir. Organ Scholarships are also available for promising musicians.
This lovely traditional service, using the Book of Common Prayer, is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month except August, December and January, when Carol Services – with choir highlights – take over.
It is becoming a tradition to have a special piece of music on a Sunday in Lent and in 2020 on Palm Sunday (5th April) at 6.30pm the choir had planned to sing Stainer’s Crucifixion. Sadly, this is not now possible but we hope to present Allegri’s Miserere when things return to normal.
How to contact the Choir
To find out more about the choir, perhaps to sing at your wedding or to join as a chorister, please contact: email@example.com