The choir sings the weekly Sunday morning Solemn Mass at 10:45am, as well as the main Christmas, Holy Week and Easter liturgical celebrations. Established in the 1999, the semi-professional choir is made up of former university choral scholars as well as singers who perform with other chamber choirs in the city, and those who work in the music industry.
The repertoire extends from Gregorian chant and polyphony through to contemporary mass settings and motets by composers such as James MacMillan, Colin Mawby, Malcolm Archer and Andrew Wright.
The choir sing Mass at Westminster Cathedral every year and in 2011 they were invited to sing the National Mass of Thanksgiving there, celebrating the 900th anniversary of the founding of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham celebrated by the Archbishop of Westminster with the Papal Nuncio and diocesan bishops and clergy.
Together with members of the Latin Schola the Parish Choir have produced an acclaimed commercial CD of sacred music in honour of Blessed John Paul II (see ‘Recordings’). The church and choir now broadcast live regularly for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sunday Worship’ and ‘Sunday Half Hour’ on BBC Radio 2.
New members of the choir are always welcome following an audition. A high standard of sight-reading is required. The choir rehearse at 9:30am on Sunday mornings.
For further details and to arrange an audition please contact the music department.