St. Bartholomew’s Church Choir

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 150 anthems ranging 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 for 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?  A list of the anthems we are singing in the near future is given below.

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.

ORGAN CONCERTS: The regular series of 4 summer organ recitals, given by Robin and Maureen, will be on 30 June; 7, 21 and 28 July from 4-5pm (no recital on 14 July – Wimbledon finals!). As in previous years our choir will join them on the first recital to sing a few of their favourite anthems.  This year the recitals will include items for 2 organs, using a new single manual Viscount digital organ.  Do come along and enjoy an hour of music on a summer’s afternoon.

Future Anthems:

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

Jun-30 10.00am Matins Insanae et vanae curae: HAYDN
Jul-07 10.00am Holy Communion  Ave Verum: BYRD
Jul-14 10.00am Breakfast service No Anthem
Jul-21 10.00am Holy Communion  I give you a new commandment: NARDONE
Jul-28 10.00am Morning Worship The heavens are telling –  HAYDN
Aug-04 10.00am Holy Communion  Lord, for thy tender mercies’ sake: FARRANT
Aug-11 10.00am Morning Worship Song of Mary: SHEPHERD
Aug-18 10.00am Holy Communion  God be in my head: WILBY
Aug-25 10.00am Holy Communion  Be thou my vision: CHILCOTT