The Choir & Vacancy for the Director of Music & Organist
Music is a vital part of our life at St Thomas. We have a flourishing choir with nearly 20 members, the Choir sings every Sunday morning and has members of all ages. In recent years the choir has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of our Directors of Music.
Sadly, Ed Cooke our current Director of Music is leaving as he has relocated to the est Country. Thus, we have vacancy. If you would like to be a part of music-making at St Thomas' please follow this link, or see the Section Contents in the black box on the right.
While some are confident music readers, others learn by rote; but what we all have in common is a desire to sing to the best of our ability to the glory of God. Our repertoire extends from the Tudor music of the early Anglican church right up to the 21st century: a typical month might find us singing works by Tallis, Mendelssohn, Wesley and Malcolm Archer. We always sing one major work each year at Easter time: recently we have sung Requiems by Rutter and Faure, Stainer's The Crucifixion and Karl Jenkins' Armed Man Mass. Our traditional Lessons and Carols at Christmas is another highlight of our musical year, and we sing occasional Choral Evensongs too. We rehearse on Fridays from 7-8.30 in the church. Do contact us if you'd like more information, or even if you'd like to join. There's always room for one more.
The three-manual Walker church organ was partially restored by Noterman and Sons as part of our most recent church renovation programme.