The Choir at St. John’s

The choir is open to anybody who enjoys singing a wide variety of sacred music to a high standard (or who’d like to learn). We’re part of the congregation at St John’s – quite a few of our singers contribute to other aspects of church life – but we recognise that we’re called to a ministry providing music that integrates with, and enhances, our worship.

Whether you’re an experienced singer who sight reads, or you’ve always wanted to join a choir but never had the opportunity, the first step is to contact our Director of Music, Ian Church (email ianchurch@ntlworld.com or call 07860 520686). Usually we’ll invite you to a Wednesday rehearsal, followed by a brief and informal chance to sing a few notes alone (with no audience!).

The choir has continued to operate every week throughout the pandemic, either virtually with each singer producing hymns at home for our online services, or (when guidelines allow) in church, but socially distanced (see photo with some of current singers, September 2020).

We’re passionate about music education – and encourage all our singers to keep learning. We provide singing tuition to help develop your voice, and coming soon – the chance to improve sight reading, and musicality.

As members of the RSCM (Royal School of Church Music), we have access to their highly respected training schemes, including newly available online resources.

Young singers

At the current time, our Junior Choir is not operating; we hope to restart this rewarding initiative later in 2021.