Choir

St. Dunstan’s Parish Choir

The Choir of St.Dunstan’s is always looking for new singers, both young and old, to join its ranks in its task of leading the music in worship in this ancient and beautiful parish church. It has an extensive repertoire and a long standing tradition of excellence.

Choral singing is a team activity that can involve all age groups, the common bond being Christian worship and a simple love of singing and music.  The Choir is always looking for members that are looking for fulfillment and enrichment in their lives, through singing to the Glory of God.

 Singing to a high standard, the choir has an increasingly varied repertoire which consists of service settings, anthems, psalms, responses and hymns, the music ranging from Sixteenth Century to the present day.  For children and adults alike, choral singing is a most rewarding and increasingly popular activity.

The Choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music. In 2017 a new anthem was commissioned, ‘When in our music, God is glorified’  and again in 2018 ‘The Beatitudes’ by distinguished organist, conductor and composer, Malcolm Archer. This year sees an early summer visit to join the choirs of Salisbury Cathedral for Evensong and Sunday’s Choral Mass and you are welcome to come along.  Please contact our Choir Secretary: David Lees-Jones on 01435 873689.

We have recently introduced  some new choral scholarships for this academic year (worth £500 per annum) for singers aged 16-25 years, and for details please click below.

Bruxner-Randall Choral Scholarship Application Form (November 2018) – apply now – for January to December 2019:

 Junior Choir

We have an enthusiastic group of children, 7 yrs +, who have a love of singing, and we meet on Wednesday afternoons at 5pm in St Dunstan’s.

Benefits include:

  • The chance to grow as an active and important member of a choir with a strong sense of purpose.
  • The opportunity to make new friends and join a friendly and supportive team.
  • A way of earning some pocket money for singing regularly and extra money for singing at weddings.
  • Progression through a training scheme that provides a good musical education, as well as encouraging spiritual development within the church.
  • Training in theory of music and singing technique, from basic through to advanced levels.
  • Social Outings, Summer BBQ and Choir Breakfast after May Carols from the Parvis Tower.

Rehearsals

Junior Choir: Wednesday evenings 17.00-18.30

Senior Choir: Wednesday evenings 18.00 – 19.30

Sunday 9.15 – 10.00 for 10.15 Parish Eucharist 

Services

 Sunday:

Sung Eucharist at 10.15 

Evensong twice a term on the 1st Sunday in the month.

Occasionally:  Feast Days and other special occasions.

If you would like to find out more, please contact our Director of Music: Andrew Benians at 01435 866485 or by email at andrewbenians@gmail.com

 Andrew Benians ARCO, ARCM, LRAM