Musical worship at St Nicolas

O' Come let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.  Psalm 95 v 1

Music is an incredibly important part of our worship at St Nicolas and we are blessed with both a traditional Choir, with an organist, and those who are able to play more contemporary worship songs as well.  All of these people make up an essential part of the life of St Nicolas and both are always eager to welcome new members, passionate about worshipping God through music. 

If you'd like to join our Easter Sunday musical worship here are the instructions on how to particpate in a video Chris Turner is making of 'See What a Morning'

The Choir


The Junior Choir

If you have a child who has an interest in singing or music then it could be that they would like to join the St Nicolas Church Choir.  Any child aged between 8-15 is welcome to apply.

St Nicolas' Choir consists of children and adults who proudly maintain its long-standing musical tradition. The Choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), with which the choir has close connections.

 

 

Joining the Choir does come with commitments which any member of the choir would be expected to keep, namely the practicises and weekly services.

We always sing for the 10am service on Sundays, practice for which starts promptly at 9:30am.

There are also practices on a Thursday evening at 6:30pm - 8:15pm for those aged 15 and under.

Please be aware that there could well be additional commitments around busy times such as Christmas and Easter, there is also the possibility to sing for weddings or funeral services.

 

Opportunities
  • To benefit from a free musical education that could enable them to pass the RSCM Dean's and Bishop's awards.

  • To increase powers of concentration

  • To grow up as an active member of a Christian community during the most formative years with opportunities to continue in the Choir right through the teenage years

  • To sing some of the finest music written for church worship

  • To make new friends

A chorister is expected:
  • To help lead the singing at services in St Nicolas' church and produce music to enrich our worship of God

  • To sing at special services held in church, such as weddings (for which the choristers receive extra pocket money)

  • To attend weekly rehearsals in preparation for the services, on a regular basis (homework and family commitments permitting)

  • To attempt simple tests to mark general progress and musical development. Attainment leads to the award of Ribbons and an increase in pocket money. It also measures their ability to take and pass RSCM exams

  • To work and behave in such a way as to be a good example to the choir and to maintain the reputation of the Choir and the church.

 

 

 

An adult with an interest in singing or music is also welcome to join the St Nicolas Church Choir.  Joining the Choir does come with commitments which any member of the choir would be expected to keep, namely the practicises and services

We always sing for the 10am service on Sundays, practice for which starts promptly at 9:30am.

There are also practices on a Thursday evening at 7:45pm - 9pm for adults.

Please be aware that there could well be additional commitments around busy times such as Christmas and Easter, there is also the possibility to sing for weddings or funeral services.

Adults in the Choir
Contact our Director of Music

Charity number 1127867

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