Choir members - you can find our
rehearsals page here
We have a thriving robed choir of around 15 members, ranging in age from 20 to over 80. Rehearsals are in the church on Thursday evenings between 7.30 and 9pm and for half an hour before each service.
We sing a huge range of musical styles, from Renaissance polyphony, to the baroque glories of Purcell, to Victorian favourites by Stanford and Wood and contemporary church music by composers such as John Rutter, Richard Shephard, and Philip Moore. Listen to what we are singing this month. The choir is required to sing at the 10.00 am communion service on the second to fifth Sundays of each month (August is choir holiday) and at 6.30pm services except the third Sunday of the month. Four times a year we sing a full choral evensong and we usually visit a cathedral at least once a year to sing evensong. Recent visits have included Bristol, Winchester and Llandaff. In 2016 we are singing evensong in Merton College, Oxford and at Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals. We released our first CD –"Skyline Sounds" in 2004 and our second, “Skyline Sounds II”, was released during Advent 2008. We recorded our latest CD Skyline Sounds III in July last year - it is available to purchase here.
You can also watch a video about how the latest CD was made here.
We are a friendly choir and have various social events during the year.
If you would like to find out more or to join Christ Church Choir, please contact the Director of Music, Tim Eyles, (Tel: 01793 486581) for an informal chat. There are no auditions, but a reasonable degree of commitment is expected.
You can buy our latest CD - Skyline Sounds III here.