St Guthlac's enables children (from about the age of 7) and adults to sing wonderful music in a beautiful setting. Under the guidance of a professional musician, weekly practices also include musical and vocal tuition in a fun, enjoyable and safe environment.
The Choir is almost 20 strong and sings in all four choral parts (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). Its main role is to provide a lead for the congregation in all aspects of services. It also contributes items on its own, usually in the form of anthems or special service settings. These are hugely rewarding and enable a wide range of technique training to be incorporated into practices. The range of music we sing dates from the early 16th Century to the present day. We work hard to ensure that our performances are accurate, stylish and appropriate to the service in question.
We have just started a new Junior section for boys and girls aged 7 upwards. Teenagers are well represented in the Choir and, of course, more are always welcome. Rehearsals are in church on Friday nights: 6.30-7.15 for the youngsters and 7.00-8.00pm for everyone else. Occasionally we have the option of going on after 8pm for a short while if we need additional under-part (alto, tenor or bass) rehearsal.
If you're a parent or carer with an interested youngster (whatever age), an older teenager that wants to sing, a boy whose voice is changing and is unsure what that means or an adult who is interested in knowing more, then please get in touch or simply come along to choir practice.
By all means ring Peter Davies, our Director of Music on 01778 347381 for an informal chat or see him after the Sunday morning service.
We'd love to hear from you!