Singing in a choir is a great experience which comes with many benefits. It has been proven that it is good for your physical and mental health. There is a sense of purpose and belonging being in a choir where friendships are made by children and adults alike.
St Thomas’ Choir is open to children from the age of 7 to 18. There is also a junior singing group which is open to 4-7+ years. There is no need to belong to the church and parents often sing along with the children. Choristers receive an excellent music training, including voice production, sight singing, music theory, musical knowledge and liturgy. The repertoire is extensive and it is amazing how choristers rise to the challenge of singing music of great composers. A number have gained choral scholarships at universities and successfully passed auditions for Cathedral choirs.
Adults also learn and develop their skills and, like the children, they can work towards the awards of The Royal School of Church Music.
The Choir is not all about singing. There are a number of social events and trips. In 2017 and 2019 the Choir sang the weekend services at Canterbury Cathedral which was a great privilege.
If you or your children are interested in joining the Junior Singers or the Choir, please contact John Dempster, the Director of Music, via the Parish Office – firstname.lastname@example.org