All Saints is fortunate to still have a robed choir to support the services week by week. The adult choir sings in parts (Soprano, Alto and Bass) and we have a Junior Choir (currently 10 Children) who sing two or three times per month and at rehearsals take part in the RSCM Voice for Life Scheme.
The Choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and takes part in local events provided by the RSCM Area Committee.
We practice in Church every Thursday evening under the leadership of our Organist and Choirmaster Mike Jones:
- Juniors 5.30pm to 7.00pm (1 hour dependent upon age)
- Adults 7.30pm to 9.00pm
We are enthusiastic in our singing and worship and enjoy sharing fellowship together.
The Parish Church Choir is always on the look-out for new members. You don’t need previous experience, nor is reading music necessary, just a love of singing. Give us a try………..
HELP US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
MUSIC, FRIENDS and FUN
For more details please contact Mike via the “Contact Page” on this site.
In 2015 the Parochial Church Council took the decision to extensively rebuild the three manual Westmorland Organ (originally by Makin Organs). The organ was originally installed in the early 1980’s but had become outdated and unreliable.
The rebuild was carried out by Phoenix Organs (Darwin) in October 2015 and the opening recital was given by Prof. Ian Tracey (Organist Titulaire – Liverpool Cathedral) in March 2016.
A full specification of the organ is provided below.
Makin Westmorland installed in 1982 and rebuilt by Phoenix Organs in 2015
|1||Double Geigen||16ft||1||Geigen Diapason||16ft|
|2||Open Diapason I||8ft||2||Gedackt||8ft|
|3||Open Diapason II||8ft||3||Salicional||8ft|
|6||Wald Flute||4ft||6||Lieblich Flute||4ft|
|9||Fourniture||IV Rks||9||Double Trumpet||16ft|
|Swell to Great||12||Clarion||4ft|
|Choir to Great||Swell Sub-Octave|
|2||Open Wood||16ft||CHOIR (enclosed)|
|6||Bass Flute||8ft||4||Nason Flute||4ft|
|8||Mixture||IV Rks||6||Nazard||2 ft 2 ft|
|9||Contra Bombarde||32ft||7||Block Flute||2ft|
|10||Trombone||16ft||8||Tierce||1 ft 2 ft|
|11||Clarion||8ft||9||Larigot||1 ft 2 ft|
|Swell to Pedal||11||Tuba||8ft|
|Great to Pedal||Tremulant|
|Choir to Pedal||Swell to Choir|
|10 General Thumb Pistons (A – J)|
|6 Thumb Pistons to Swell, Great and Choir|
|Thumb Pistons: SW-PD, SW-GT, GT-PD, CH-PD|
|Foot Pistons: SW-GT, GT-PD
|6 General Foot Pistons|
|6 Pedal Pistons|
|16 Level Memory|