The Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels has enjoyed a long and varied history of liturgical music. There has been an organ to lead the music since at least 1600, shortly after the time of Bernard Gilpin. It is reputed that our church was the first in the Diocese to introduce a surplice choir since the Reformation.
The choir is made up of a group men and woman who lead our service and take an active part in our church community.
The choir practice on Tuesday’s 5.30pm till 7pm, singing at our Sunday Eucharist 10am and our evening services at 6pm. All are welcome to join us.
Choral Evensong on the 2nd and 5th Sunday of the month.
The choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and take part in their events.
This year, 2012 we have an exciting programme of events:
Saturday 3March 2012: The Royal School of Church Music event at St Michael’s celebrating the life of Bernard Gilpin, rector of St Michaels (1517-1583). All are welcome to take part.
Sunday 25 March 2012: Come and sing Handel’s Messiah, all are welcome to join us, we willpractice in the afternoon, performance at 6pm.
Saturday 12 May 2012: The choir will join with other from the North East for a Festival atHexham Abbey. Service in the Abbey at 5pm
Sunday 5 August 2012: We have our annual Summer Concert in church at 6pm
Sunday 2 December 2012 6.00pm Candlelit Advent Carol Service followed by mulled wine and minced pies
For further details contact the Director of Music George Peebles 584 1628. Email firstname.lastname@example.org