All Saints' Church Staplehurst Kent
The Church on the HillChurch of England - Diocese of Canterbury
The Church Office - Telephone / Fax - (01580) 891258
Email: All Saints Church Office
Registered Charity No. 1132851
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The Choir of All Saints Church Staplehurst
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In services we sing introits, anthems, psalms, sacred songs, traditional chants, Taizé chants and of course a good range of hymns. Hymns are chosen either from Hymns Ancient & Modern revised, Mission Praise or Sing Glory. When we have the opportunity to sing music for Choral Evensong services, we also enjoy the challenge of more complex service settings. Simple choruses and familiar hymns are used for the Family Service on the first Sunday morning of the month and the choir is not used for this service.
During special times during the year the choir offers special events and performances of sacred music. For Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve, Easter Day, Ascension Day and also to celebrate particular festivals and to mark special days in the church's calendar, we offer something special to match.
Sometimes, opportunities arise to offer solos to individuals in the choir, or other singers from the local area are used as 'guest' soloists. Also, from time to time, the choir seeks to work on larger scale works. Our recent venture included singing the Fauré Requiem Mass using soloists from our own choir.
In the last three years with have sung:
Recent Anthem's sung include:
We have a wide range of single-sheet anthems in our library and we also have full sets of the following anthologies:
At Christmas, the choir always presents a traditional Festival of Carols and Lessons, and at Christmas Eve sings a wide range of carols for the midnight mass. At Advent, this year, we sang a wide range of music at our Advent Choral Service of Light; and at Easter, this year, we will be preparing a wide variety of anthems in preparation for Holy week and then, for our Good Friday service.
Weddings are an important part of the choir's work and we are particularly keen to ensure that those couples who are seeking a musical wedding are able to approach their preparation for their service in partnership with the choir, if they so wish. Couples are encouraged to come along to one of the two wedding music evenings the choir specifically sets aside each year to help couples choose suitable music that they want to hear and that their families and friends will want to sing. Couples are strongly recommended to seek the advice of the Music Director in order that their requirements can be discussed. If you want to know more then do please download the Wedding Music Leaflet
The aim of the choir is to “be with God through music”, and to make music to the glory of God. We aim to inspire others through the medium of music, to lead the congregation in the singing of hymns and sacred songs, and also to support the said parts of the services - always working to the highest standards.
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