The 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.
SUMMER CONCERTS 2017
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
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|