Chevening Church

St Botolph’s Church and The Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Chipstead

  • Chevening Rectory
  • Homedean Road
  • Chipstead
  • Kent
  • TN13 2RU

01732 453555
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CHEVENING CHURCH CHOIR

 

St Botolph's Church Choir is made up of members of the community and sings at the 10.30am Sunday Service. They are robed for non-family services and are not robed for family service. The Complete Mission Praise is the source book for hymns sung at Chevening.

 The Choir also provides  sung items during the serving of Holy Communion, and at special festivals of the Church. So Christmas and  Easter are busy times.

Once a month the Church service is Morning Prayer or  Matins, where we will often sing “Canticles” (e.g Venite, Jubilate) and a Psalm maybe. These are from an older tradition but are really good to sing – and surprisingly easy to pick up.

 We are also often invited to sing at weddings and funerals – where some extra singers are often very welcome.

The choir are always looking for new members. Please contact John Eastwood, Choir Director,  if you are interested in joining the choir or want to learn more.

 Everyone can sing and reading music in a formal way is not a problem ! The “tune” is usually sung by the highest voices (ladies, sopranos), but the modern trend often involves everyone singing  in “unison”. Where a piece of music is written in parts (soprano, alto, men ) we do take time to learn these before singing them in Church. We have a weekly practice on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. for about one hour (can be a little more !)

We also meet before the service starts on Sunday to have a warm-up, and to run through items with our organist. We would be very pleased to see anyone who wants to have a go; we realize that people  will not be able to come every week. (That doesn’t matter provided we know )

We get a lot of satisfaction – and a lot of fun out of our singing ! Get in touch !

 

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