Music

Minims

Minims is for 5- to 7-year-olds and meets on 3rd Sundays, 4.00–4.45 pm in church.

Contact Sharon Neufeld (tel. 07853 172634).

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir rehearses in the church every Sunday during term-time from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm and as a choir sings every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10.00 am, though individuals are encouraged to join in other services whenever they are able. It is open to boys and girls from the age of 7, provided that they have a reasonable ability to read English and can concentrate in rehearsals and services.

It provides an excellent musical training, and we have a great deal of fun and excitement, with a social programme. It does require a fair degree of commitment and regularity from parents and children, but it is designed to fit in with normal family life and not to make excessive demands on children’s (or parents’) time.

Highlights generally include: working towards gaining the RSCM ribbons; a Christmas pantomime trip and a summer trip in July.

Contact Peter Wadl

Parish Choir & Allcomers Choir

The Parish Choir rehearses from 7.30 to 8.45 pm on Fridays – except when the ‘New Voices’ meet (see below). A nucleus of the choir sings for many of the Sunday services, though not everyone sings in the whole range of services. On 4th and 5th Sundays at the 10 am service an allcomers choir sings – with a practice before the service at 9.15 am. We try to have the largest possible participation at the major festivals, especially Christmas and Easter, for which there are special rehearsals.

Contact Peter Wadl.

New Voices

This group, membership of which is by invitation or audition, meets on a monthly basis and normally sings at the Sung Eucharist on the second Sunday of each month. It is intended for busy people, parents with young children, etc., who cannot commit themselves weekly but who have a good general musical capability and are able to pick up challenging music quickly.

Contact Peter Wadl.

Other musical activities

Many other musical activities happen as time and forces permit. Please get in touch with Peter Wadl, the Music Director, if you would like to see St Andrew’s doing something in the musical line that is not currently provided for (preferably offering at the same time to take a prominent part in it)! We put on concerts and productions from time to time and St. Andrew’s Church is often used by outside groups for concerts.

Contact Peter Wadl.