THE MUSIC GROUP consists at the moment (March 2008) of a small group of singers whose main function is to lead the music each Sunday at the 10.30am. Sung Mass. Rather than singing as an entity in their own right, they lead the music from 'within', sitting amongst the congregation, giving support in hymn singing and in the different congregational settings of the Mass which are used. They come together as a group to perform anthems and songs as required, and Cantors are responsible for leading the Sunday Psalm, using modem settings, plainsong, and from time to time, Anglican chants. They are also responsible for the music at the occasional mid-afternoon and evening services which may take the form of a traditional Evensong, Meditation services on a particular theme, Carol services and the like. Rehearsals are held usually on the first Monday of the month at 6.30p.m. and new voices are always welcome.
Instrumentalists and solo singers are always encouraged to take part, and even the Vicar and his wife are to be seen from time to time giving a spirited rendition of a Cajun tune, or tripping it lightly to a traditional Morris dance during the service!
THE ORGAN is a small two manual & pedals affair, based on the extension principle, by Mander & Co. In spite of its size it is quite capable of accompanying a full church and coping well with organ music of most periods if the pieces are chosen with regard to the limitations of the instrument.
Any performers and singers are welcome to display their talents at the morning Mass, even on a 'one-off'
basis and should contact either Fr. Ian at the Vicarage, or Mike Moore on 020 84713164 if interested.