Choir

St. Dunstan’s Parish Choir


(Photograph taken after singing at Chichester Cathedral on
Wednesday, 16th February 2022)

The Choir of St Dunstan’s has an extensive repertoire
and long-standing tradition of excellence.

The robed choir averages 20-25 on Sunday mornings and leads the musical worship in a variety of mass settings, anthems and hymns.  The choir additionally sings Choral Evensong once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month.  Their schedule also includes singing at weddings and funerals when requested in addition to leading our Advent and Christmas Carol services.

In June 2019 the choir joined with Salisbury Cathedral Choir for services at Salisbury
Cathedral which included Widor’s Messe and an Easter Cantata by Bach with period orchestra.

The choir has been fortunate to work with some of the country’s leading church musicians and commissioned two anthems by Malcolm Archer which were premiered by the choir under the direction of the composer.

Recent events have included a liturgical performance of excerpts from three of Bach’s Advent Cantatas including ‘Wachet Auf’ with the Mayfield Festival Baroque Orchestra in December 2021 and singing Choral Evensong at Chichester Cathedral where they sang the rarely-performed Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G by Henry Smart in February 2022.

We always welcome interest from prospective members.   Please contact Director of Music Andrew Benians on 01435 866485 or andrewbenians@gmail.com in the first instance.


Andrew Benians ARCO, ARCM, LRAM

Rehearsals are held at the following times:

Junior Choir: Wednesday evenings 17.00-18.30
Senior Choir: Wednesday evenings 18.00 – 19.30
Sunday: 9.15 – 10.00 for the Parish Eucharist that commences at 10.15 

Services:
Our Service on Sunday is a Sung Eucharist and commences at 10.15 
Evensong generally takes place on the 1st Sunday in the month at 18.00
We sing on Feast Days and other special occasions throughout the year