Who we are
A friendly, established group of music-makers at Holy Trinity Eltham, some with significant choral expertise, others who are learning weekly ‘on the job’. We welcome all voices, whether experienced or novice, and all voice parts: soprano, alto, tenor & bass. At our strongest, for Christmas and Easter festivals, we number 20+, but for regular Sunday worship, 10–12 singers is usual.
What we do
Our work in the church community is devoted to leading the musical worship, be it in collective hymn-singing or in specialized anthems. The music for services is grounded in the Anglo-Catholic tradition (hymns, psalms, canticles, mass settings, motets) but there is considerable variety in the mix we offer, from Tudor composers such as Gibbons and Tallis, through to contemporary figures like Bernadette Farrell.
When we do it
The choir meets alternate Wednesday evenings in the church for roughly an hour to practise for the Sundays ahead and for special services; these might include those for Ascension Day, Ash Wednesday and the Advent Carols. There is also a short rehearsal on Sunday before the 10.00am Mass. We encourage flexible attendance at practices so that everyone can manage their other commitments.
Why we need you
To be functional, choirs need people; it’s as simple as that. We are immensely proud of the work we do and we undertake our music-making seriously and with good humour. We also know that we are valued. If we could continue to augment our number, we would have the opportunity of broadening the repertoire and making the large spaces of Holy Trinity resonate even more sonorously.
Now is the perfect time to think about new challenges. Who would want to miss out on an opportunity?
Banish those tentative feelings: we all had to start somewhere, and don’t be put off by the thought of a massive commitment. Part-timers are most welcome too! Do come along on Sunday morning and hear us in action. There’s ample time over coffee to chat to choir members, or speak to our director of music.