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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 2019 practices (all Wednesdays 20:00 to 21:15 unless stated otherwise)

Month

Regular Church practice

Special practice and EWS events

January

9th, 16th, and 30th 

 

February

13th and 27th

 

March

6th, 13th and 27th

 

April

3rd, 17th and 24th 

6th Choristers competition, 19th Stainer’s Crucifixion

May

1st and 15th 

 

June

5th and 19th 

July

3rd, 17th and 24th

August

None

September

4th and 18th

11th and 25th (Carol practices)

October

2nd and 16th

9th and 30th (Carol practices)

November

13th

Tuesday 5th for Remembrance festival, practice at St. Michaels East Wickham, 19:00 to 20:15

20th and 27th  (Carol practices)

December

None

4th Lightmongers Carol Service at St. Boltoph, Aldgate; 11th Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Michael’s School;  18th, 19th and 22nd Carol Singing around the streets of Abbey Wood

 

Choral Evensong dates for 2019

Practice at 17:45, Service at 18:30

January 20th

February 17th

March 17th

April 14th

May 19th

June 16th

July 21st

August None

September 15th

October 13th

November 17th

December 8th (Advent Carol Service)

 

Page last updated 01-01-19