Each month we publish the Music diary - see this month's here
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH CHOIR
The Boys’ Choir, Girls’ Choir and Men’s Choir between them sing for two services each Sunday (11am & 6.30pm) during term-time. Singing in excess of six anthems during each Sunday (plus responses, canticles, psalms and communion settings) the repertoire of the choirs is extensive and varied. Music at Holy Trinity is maintained to a high and constant standard.
The Boys and Men work together and as two separate choirs. The Girls work independently from the boys and men for most of the time. The Boys and Girls combine for occasional services (such as Mothering Sunday) and the three choirs (Boys, Girls & Men) sing together for Holy Trinity’s trilogy of carols services (Advent, Christmas Day, Epiphany) and at other special services during the year (such as Remembrance Day). Aside from Sunday commitments, the choirs also sing for weddings and memorial services throughout the year.
Recordings, radio and television appearances and visits to cathedrals and neighbouring churches have been a feature of the music at Holy Trinity throughout Sara Wood’s time as Director and Organist.
Since 2016 a fourth choir has come into being: the Choristers’ Mums’ Choir. Its purpose was to give mothers of choristers in the choirs a chance to sing themselves, as a thank you for their constant support of their children. This new choir has quickly become a valuable addition to the music on offer at Holy Trinity. Largely working on their own as a choir, the mums join with the Boys, Girls & Men for the annual Christmas Day Carols by Candlelight service.
CHOIR PRACTICE TIMES
Tuesday 7.15 – 8pm Girls’ Choir
Tuesday 8 – 9.15pm Men’s Choir
Wednesday 6.45 – 7.30pm Boys’ Choir
Sunday 10 – 10.40am Choristers’ Mums’ Choir
Services at Holy Trinity are supported by the use of the fine three-manual Walker pipe organ and a Bluthner boudoir grand piano.
During December 2018 we appointed three members of the Boys’ Choir to the post of Head Chorister. Alex, Charlie and Joshua were each presented with a medal specially designed and made for Holy Trinity Church by “Partners in Pewter”. The appointment is in recognition of the commitment and energy they have given and continue to give to the Choirs of our church. We thank them and their families for their superb support.
SINGING EXAM SUCCESS
Congratulations to Alex, Jessica, Joshua,
Charlie and William who all prepared for the ABRSM Grade 2 singing exam last
term as part of their membership of the Choir. They took the exam in December
and passed very well – with either Distinction or Merit. Well done.
On 5th November 2017 we celebrated our Musical Director Sara Wood's 50 years running music at HTC. There was a special performance of Jonah Man Jazz.
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 (aged 7-18) or man interested in joining should please contact our Director of Music to discuss this further email choirmistress