Music & Choir

The musical tradition in worship at St John’s is strong and Sunday worship is led by a choir of children and adults. Music is drawn from the full breadth of the English tradition from the 16th century to the present day.

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Music & Choir

The musical tradition in worship at St John’s is strong and Sunday worship is led by a choir of children and adults. Music is drawn from the full breadth of the English tradition from the 16th century to the present day.

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The post of Director of Music is vacant at the moment – please contact The Parish Office for any Musical or Choir related enquiries

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Rehearsals

Friday Evening

7-8.30 pm

Sundays

The choir rehearses at 9.30am for the 10.30am service which is usually a Parish Eucharist.

Being a chorister

Our younger choristers are paid at the end of each half-term, based on attendance, as the church’s way of thanking them for their considerable time and effort. Upon leaving, several have gone on to pursue music at university and beyond.

Cathedral Visits

The choir regularly sings Choral Evensongs and other services at great cathedrals and other famous churches. In recent years, the choir has sung at Bristol, Chichester, Coventry, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Truro, Wells, Winchester, Worcester, and St Paul’s Cathedral in London, as well as at Malvern Priory, Tewkesbury Abbey. On its tour to Latvia, the choir sang in the famous and historic cathedral in Riga, and the famous parish church in Cesis.

Being Sociable

Choristers also enjoy getting together socially with events including a summer barbecue, a bowling or skittles night in the winter, while, in addition, the youngsters have an annual treat all to themselves such as a pizza party.