St Peter’s Choir is a friendly, mixed choir of all ages with around two dozen members.
Rehearsing on Friday evenings, it sings at the Sunday morning Parish Eucharist, and on the second and fourth Sundays of the month sings Choral Evensong, with settings of the responses and canticles, and an anthem.
Junior choristers receive separate small-group training leading to the various ribbons of the RSCM’s scheme (see below). Seven members of the choir have passed the Silver (Bishop’s) Award and two the Gold Award.
Children wishing to join St Peter’s Choir are invited to come to the church for training on a Thursday afternoon after school, when they receive instruction in the art and science of being a member of a choir. This includes learning to sing and to read music. Once they have found their feet, they join with the more experienced choristers in a later session, where the training for RSCM awards and rehearsal of Sunday music takes place. The only prerequisites are enthusiasm and the ability to read words well, so a minimum age of six or seven is the norm. The initial weeks are probationary from all points of view. If you would like more details, please contact Mark Dancer, Director of Music, via the parish Office on 01730 260213