The choir has always played an integral part here at St. George’s Parish Church.
The choir has been affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) since 1948 and follows the RSCM training scheme called ‘A Voice For Life’.
We lead both the sung and said parts of services providing a high standard of uplifting choral music under the musical direction of Tim Hawkins our Organist and Choir Director.
We take part in local festivals and events and sing at all major services here at St. George’s. Our busiest times being Christmas and Easter!
Being part of our choir offers some excellent benefits – all for free!
You will receive:
- Musical theory and practical training
- Training in self-discipline and confidence
- Social interaction with other members of the choir
- Experience of singing a wide genres of Choral styles.
We are a very friendly group and new members are always very welcome regardless of religious background. However, since our primary role is to lead the music and spoken parts of the church’s liturgies, choir members must be willing to lead worship in these ways.
The Music Staff
Tim Hawkins – Choir Director & Organist
Carolyn Hawkins – Sub Organist
Mair Cornforth – Assistant Organist
Tim Banham – Assistant Organist
We rehearse on a Wednesday Evenings from 7.30 to 8.30pm and you are very welcome to come along to any of our rehearsals to see what we get up to.
If you would like to know anymore information about joining the choir please click here to email us or call: (01663) 746226
On Sunday 25th November 2018 – The Feast of Christ The King the choir were invited to sing Choral Evensong at St. Luke’s Church, Sheen, Staffordshire.
The anthem was ‘I Will Sing With The Spirit’ by John Rutter and the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis were sung to the Sarum Service setting by Geoffrey Archer.
We would like to thank Fr. John and the parishioners of Sheen for making us feel very welcome and the wonderful hospitality they gave.
A section of the choir at Chester Cathedral following the RSCM Chester Area Festival – Saturday 29th September 2018
Tim Hawkins being presented with a gift to celebrate his 10th anniversary as Choir Director and Organist.
Some of the choir at Chester Cathedral after singing Choral Evensong – September 2017