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.
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|