St. Bartholomew’s Church Choir

ChoirThe Choir at Corsham Church sings at the 10:00 am service every Sunday and on a number of other occasions, such as occasional sung evening services, weddings and funerals. Over the years we have collected a repertoire of over 130 anthems from the 16th century to the present day, both accompanied and unaccompanied, and are always on the lookout for good new material.

If you enjoy singing, or would like to learn, you are most welcome to join us. There is no audition. Choir practice is an hour on Fridays, starting at 7:00 pm in the Lady Chapel. We currently have three tenors, three basses, four altos and around a dozen sopranos. If you’d like to hear us before deciding, why not attend the 10.00 am service one Sunday?

The post of Organist & Choirmaster is shared by husband and wife team, Robin Jackson FRCO and Maureen McAllister FRCO, of 10 The Cleeve, Corsham, SN13 9JG. Tel. (01249) 713809.

The choir will Join Maureen and Robin for the first of the Summer Organ concerts on 18 Jun at 4pm in St Bartholomew’s Church.  The provisional programme is:

Locus Iste                                          BRUCKNER
Rejoice in the Lord Alway              ANON
Qui Tollis                                           PUCCINI
May Wisdom & Knowledge           ARCHER
What a wonderful World
Dear Lord & Father of mankind   PARRY
The Heavens are telling                 HAYDN

Future concerts featuring the organ and organists only will be held at 4pm on 25 Jun, 2nd and 9th July.  A poster and programme with details is given below:
Organ Concert programme 2017

Future Anthems
Please note anthems may change at short notice if insufficient voices are available to sing the scheduled anthem.


04 Jun         10.00am         Holy Communion      Lord for thy tender mercies sake

11 Jun 10.00am Morning Worship PARRY – Dear Lord and father
18 Jun 10.00am Holy Communion LEDGER – Loving shepherd of thy sheep
25 Jun 10.00am Family Service ISOM – King of all ages
02 Jul 10.00am Holy Communion ANON – Rejoice in the Lord alway
09 Jul 10.00am Morning Worship HAYDN – The heavens are telling
16 Jul 10.00am Holy Communion VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – O taste and see
23 Jul  10.00am Family Service ASTON – I give you a new commandment
30 Jul  10.00am  Matins  STANFORD – Benedictus
06 Aug 10.00am Holy Communion BYRD – Sacerdotes domini
13 Aug 10.00am Morning Worship SHEPHERD – Song of Mary
20 Aug  10.00am Holy Communion NOVELLO – Like as the hart
27 Aug  10.00am Family Service BACH – Jesu, joy of man’s desiring