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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 1st and 3rd 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 2018 practices (all Wednesdays 20:00 to 21:15 unless stated otherwise)

Month

Church practice

EWS practice

January

3rd, 10th and 24th

 

February

7th and 21st

 

March

7th, 21st and 28th

 

April

4th and 25th

18th (for May Rochester visit)

May

16th and 23rd

2nd (for May Rochester visit)

June

6th and 20th

July

4th

18th (for August Rochester visit) – revised date

August

None

26th at 16:45 (for August Rochester visit)

September

5th and 19th

12th and 26th (Carol practices)

October

3rd and 17th

10th (Carol practice)

November

14th

Tuesday 6th for Remembrance festival, practice at St. Michaels East Wickham, 19:00 to 20:15

21st and 28th  (Carol practices)

December

19th

 

 

Choral Evensong dates for 2018

Practice at 17:45, Service at 18:30

January 21st

February 18th

March 18th

April 15th

May 20th

June 17th

July – Cancelled as the hot weather has made much of the organ unusable.

August 19th

September 16th

October 14th + Nick Kerwin Recital

November 18th

 

Page last updated 08-07-18