In an exciting new development, from the beginning of the Autumn Term, 2016, the Junior Choir is made up of students at our local Primary School, currently drawing members from Years 5 and 6 but soon to expand into Year 4. Most weeks we rehearse at the school immediately after the end of the school day for an hour but occasionally relocating to the church. This has been funded by a generous grant from the Ouseley Trust which seeks to promote Anglican music making in churches across the country.
The Junior Choir performs at our Harvest Festival, Remembrance Service, Christingle Service and Carol Service in the Autumn Term, at the Candlemass Service, on Mothering Sunday and on Palm Sunday in the Spring Term and regularly during the Summer Term.
If your child is in Oxon Primary School and would like to join, please contact John on 01743-236633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an older child at secondary school who wishes to sing in our Church Choir, they are very welcome to join with the Seniors.
The Junior Choir meets on Wednesday evenings. 6-7pm in church. Thanks to The Ouseley Trust we are seeking to develop our work to include regular and seasonal services throughout the year and to perform at concerts where we have the opportunity. Just pop along and see us. Open to KS2 upwards.
There is also an opportunity to learn to play a church organ under the tuition of the director of music John Bowen.
The Senior Choir
The Senior Choir has the privilege of singing at the 9.30am service on a Sunday, as well as at key seasonal services such as Christmas. The Choir leads the music in our worship singing hymns and anthems, often in four-part harmony and sometimes unaccompanied.
The choir meet every Wednesday at 7.00pm in church to rehearse (except during school holidays), followed by liquid refreshments in the Toby, handily located across the road. It is good fun and a great way to serve the church.
The choir is led by John Bowen our Organist and Director of Music. We always welcome new members. The only qualification needed is an ability to open your mouth and make a joyful sound unto the Lord! While music readers are particularly welcome, it is certainly not an essential skill. Indeed, by joining a choir, the chances are you will soon pick up the ability to read music as we go along so if you are interested phone John on 01743-236633 or email: email@example.com