Choirs

We value the mixed economy of traditional choral and congregational music alongside more contemporary forms of worship music. There are opportunities for choral singers to be involved on a regular, frequent, or more occasional basis as follows.

1115 choir

On a weekly basis an SATB choir leads congregational singing at the 1115 service, with occasional choir-only items (eg Rutter or homegrown anthems).  Repertoire ranges from traditional hymnody through lyrical worship songs, with music from contemporary composers such as Bernadette Farrell, Stuart Townend and Keith Getty. 

Most singers in this choir are able to participate weekly, but we welcome those who could contribute less frequently.  We usually rehearse in church from 1930-2115 on the first and third Wednesday of each month, and at 1045 on Sundays before each 1115 service. 

We'd love to welcome new regular members, so do get in touch if this might be you.

Young Singers

This is an occasional group that sings at special festival services (currently Christmas & Easter). Age range is approximately 7-14.

Special events

The 'St Andrew's Singers' is an occasional choir, which comes together at Christmas and for other special choral events during the year. The choir is made up of the core 1115 choir, joined by other singers from St Andrew's, friends, family and the wider community. 

NEXT EVENT - Journey through the Psalms  Saturday March 2nd 7.30pm. See also here

Choir Information  

Practices
February
Wed 6         7.30
Mon 11      7.30
Wed 13      7.30
Sat Feb 23  10-12.15
Wed 27      7.30 
March
Fri   1   7.30pm
Sat  2 practice at 3, event at 7.30

List of pieces
1.      Make a joyful noise
Sarah Maidment
2.      Praise ye the Lord (purple anthem book)
Rutter
3.      Thou visitest the earth 
Maurice Greene
4.      Medley – Give thanks to the Lord (Ps 136), We will magnify (Ps 8), The splendour of the King (Ps 104), O worship the King (Ps 104)
Phil Lawson Johnston & others
5.      How lovely are thy dwellings
Brahms (from Requiem)
6.      O God you search me
Bernadette Farrell
7.      Wash me throughly
Wesley
8.      Hear my prayer - O for the wings of a dove 
Mendelssohn
9.      How long O Lord 
Woollett/Norton
10.  Chanted psalm 88
Flintoft
11.  Gregorian chant
 
12.  Why are the nations
Steve James
13.  The Lord is my light
Roger Peach
14.  Brother James’ Air arrangement
MacBeth Bain arr Bullard
15.  Lead me Lord
Wesley
16.  I lift my eyes
Dudley Smith/John Carter 

17.  I was glad
Parry

More details from Roger Peach, Music Director  roger.peach@standrewsoxford.org