About St Peters Choir

A BIT OF HISTORY

 

England has a great tradition of choral music there have been Church Choirs for centuries. Many famous musicians began their careers in this way.

 

From the start St Peter's Church had a robed choir (and an organ), and it has kept a strong choir ever since.

 The choir at St Peter's is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music, which encourages high standards of singing and offers training programmes to church choirs throughout the country.

We are:

  • friendly and welcoming
  • male and female

and we:

  • enjoy singing
  • are committed to singing well
  • help to lead worship
  • sing on Sundays at 10.30 a.m.
  • practise on Fridays, 7 to 8 pm
  • are conducted by our experienced Director of Music, David Gumbley

What you can gain:

  • it's fun
  • it's fulfilling
  • it's a great way to worship God
    • you make new friends
    • you learn new skills
    • you work as a team
  • it develops self-confidence
  • you may be a star singer

Is it difficult?

Some new members are already good singers, others have no experience at all. If you are starting from scratch, the main thing you need is commitment; the rest comes with time. The choir is an ideal place to learn to sing and to read music, gently, gradually - and in a friendly group.

Some other questions

Do I, or my family have to be church members already?

Certainly not: the choir welcomes people who are new to the Church, and their families.

Do you have to do tests or exams?

At the beginning the Director of Music will ask you to sing something easy, to find out what kind of voice you have. When you are in the choir there are no exams, but there are opportunities to gain music awards if you wish.

How do I find out more?

By contacting the Director of Music - David Gumbley on 0121 308 4845 - or his assistant Eric Swindells on 0121 373 4034.