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Choral Evensong at St. Michael's

At St. Michael and All Angels church we are lucky enough to have a robed choir.

The church choir faithfully leads the singing at the church services week by week.  As well as singing the Hymns and Service setting they often sing an anthem whilst Communion is being distributed.  They typically practise on every 2nd Wednesdays at 8pm although there are some variations as shown below, or check here for this week.  The choir sings two services (Parish Mass and Evensong) on most Sundays.  Once a month (on the third Sunday) they are joined by singers from other nearby choirs to sing a ‘Cathedral Style’ Evensong typically including an introit and anthem as well as singing the Psalm and Canticles and four hymns, (see below for dates).

The choir embraces a wide variety of church music - some old, some new.  Larger choral works are also sung, these have included Stainer's Crucifixion, Maunder's Olivet to Calvary, Faure's Requiem, Gounod's St Cecelia Mass, and Haydn's Creation again with a choir augmented by other local singers.

Anyone interested in joining the choir, (either regularly or for the monthly Choral Evensongs), and are reasonable singers are very welcome to join - please contact the Organist and Director of Music, Michael Macey at church on a Sunday or during one of the choir practices on a Wednesday evening.

Dates for 2020 practices (all Wednesdays 20:00 to 21:15 unless stated otherwise)

Month

Regular Church practice

Special practice and EWS events

January

8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th 

 

February

5th and 12th

 

March

4th, 11th,18th  and 25th

 

April

1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th 

10th Stainer’s Crucifixion

May

6th and 13th 

 

June

3rd,10th,17th and 24th

July

1st, 8th and 15th

August

None

September

9th and 23rd

16th and 30th (Carol practices)

October

7th

14th and 21st (Carol practices)

November

11th

Tuesday 3rd for Remembrance festival, practice at St. Michaels East Wickham, 19:00 to 20:15

18th and 25th  (Carol practices)

December

None

2nd Lightmongers Carol Service at St. Boltoph, Aldgate; 9th Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Michael’s School;  17th, 20th and 21st Carol Singing around the streets of Abbey Wood

 

Choral Evensong dates for 2020

Practice at 17:45, Service at 18:30

January 19th

February 16th

March 15th

April 19th

May 17th

June 21st

July 19th

August 16th

September 20th

October 18th

November 15th

December 13th (Advent Carol Service)

 

Page last updated 04-01-20