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OCT 2015 CHORISTERS'
Alex McKendrick has been a
member of firstly the Boys' Choir and
then the Men's Choir for 11 years. He
now leaves us for Oxford, where he will
study English at Lincoln College. And
Serena Perez-Storey has been a member
of our Girls' Choir since it started in
2008. She departs for Cambridge,
where she is reading Classics. Both
Alex and Serena have been valuable and
committed members of the choirs and
we are immensely grateful for all that
they have given in the musical worship
of Holy Trinity Church. We wish them
much enjoyment and happiness as they
embark on university life. And we trust
that they will both work very hard!
The Choir of Boys & Men (22 members) and the Choir of Girls (15 members) cover two services each Sunday (11am & 6.30pm) during term-time.
CHOIR PRACTICE TIMES
7.15 – 8pm Girls’ Choir
8 – 9.15pm Men’s Choir
6.45 – 7.30pm Boys’ Choir
The Boys and Men work together and as two separate choirs. The Girls sing for two Sunday morning services a month and the Boys sing for two or three evening services a month and occasional morning services; the Men sing every Sunday, either in the morning or the evening. The Boys, Girls and Men combine to sing for various special The repertoire of the choirs is extensive and varied – from traditional anthems to “Jonah-Mann Jazz” – providing vocal training and a musical education for free. The choirs sing in excess of six anthems during each Sunday (plus responses, canticles, psalms and Recordings, radio and television appearances and visits to cathedrals and neighbouring churches are a long-standing feature of the music at Holy Trinity.
Holy Trinity is notable for the provision of a choral evening service each Sunday and for its customary trilogy of carol services (Advent, Christmas and Epiphany), with the unique sixty-year tradition of holding its Christmas Carol Service on Christmas Day (6.30pm).
The choir sings for weddings and other special non-Sunday services throughout the year, both at Holy Trinity and at neighbouring churches.
Services at Holy Trinity are supported by the use of the three-manual pipe organ and a Bluthner boudoir grand piano. The pipe organ, after extensive restoration work in recent years, is one of the finest in the local area.
Singing is an excellent health and brain benefiting activity amidst all the many weekly school and work commitments. The choirs have recently welcomed several new members, but enthusiastic singers are always welcome. Any boy (aged 7+), girl (aged10-18) or man interested in joining should please contact our Director of Music to discuss this further (Sara Wood: 01628 522593). email choirmistress
The Choirs at Christchurch Oxford
Organist & Director of Music: Sara Wood GRSM ARCM LRAM Dip Ed
Assistant Director of Music: Victoria Wood MA BSc FRSM