The choir rehearses in church each Thursday (except at holiday times) from 7.30pm – 9pm. In addition, on those Sundays when an anthem is sung, there is a warm-up in the Vestry at 10.10am
There is an ever increasing repertoire of Cathedral standard anthems and motets, ranging from the 16th century to the present day. Our aim has been to sing an anthem on two or three Sundays each month for most of the year. In Lent and Advent, there is usually something on a weekly basis. In August, “special” music is avoided due to the holiday season.
Through the Prestwich Mission Partnership, the choir has joined with choristers from both St. Margaret’s and St. Gabriel’s for special occasions including the 4th anniversary of the partnership held at St Margaret’s in January 2014. Other performance of note include singing at the Broughton House ex-service personnel Annual Commemoration Service at St Paul’s, Kersal and the annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols at Christmas.
As always the choir is on the look out for new members and extends the invitation to anyone who feels that they have a reasonable singing voice, a good ear, a sense of humour (most important!) and a willingness to be moulded. Please speak to the organist and come along to rehearsals on Thursday evenings.
Contact: Gary Hulme A.R.C.O., L.T.C.L. Organist and Choirmaster