'Friday night is music night' – well, it was back in radio days. It still is for our church choir who meet regularly to practise the Sunday hymns and any pieces for anthems on special days in the church calendar. One of the tasks we have set ourselves this year is to learn some of the 'new' hymns in Singing the Faith, some of which are lovely – but difficult!
We are very grateful to our three organists: Leslie, Bob and Tom; to Andrew who keeps us (more or less) in order on Friday nights and to Eileen, our musical director who guides us through new pieces. But we all remember those radio days – which is a sign of our collective maturity, so we would welcome any younger members who can come and sing with us. As an added incentive, Andrew has a fund of wonderful jokes which we all enjoy at the end of each practice!
The Music group has continued to play for the all age worship services each month and the Carol service this year. As always, we are very grateful to the organists and the sound team, who are willing to arrive early to rehearse with us, and ensure we are linked to the sound system before services.
We now have around 12 players, who are willing to use their talents to contribute regularly to provide engaging music for worship.
The friendships formed by our shared enjoyment of music and contribution to the life of the church, enable us to support one another. We offer a warm welcome to other players of any age or experience to join us.