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The Choir

The choir in St. Albans Abbey

The choir in St. Albans Cathedral 

 

MUSIC OF THE SERVICES 

 

Sunday April 26

9.30am Eucharist

Introit Hymn              Christ is our cornerstone

Gradual Hymn          The Lord's my shepherd

Offertory Hymn         Praise my soul the Kingof heaven

Communion Hymn    Lord thy word abideth

Anthem                     Psalm 23 from the Requiem - John Ruttere

Final Hymn               In Christ alone my hope is found

Setting                      Grayston Ives

 

6.30pm Evensong

 

St. Mary’s Welwyn has been very fortunate to be able to maintain a strong musical tradition for many years.  The choir has been invited to sing in cathedrals and large parish churches and the number of regular choir members has always been in excess of 20.

In the recent past the choir has consisted mainly of adult members, male and female.     However, we have a choir for young people - Welwyn Tune, who sing with the main choir for some Sunday services. They also sing for some services on their own. They are under the direction of Barbara Young and you can find more information about them here.

The main choir sings at the 9.30am Eucharist service in St. Mary’s every Sunday morning and two/three Evensong Services each month, one of which is Choral, incorporating settings of the responses and canticles.

An anthem is sung during the communion at every Sunday morning 9.30am service.

Over the last few years, the choir has been invited to sing at several cathedrals and has sung Evensong at St. Albans Cathedral and Norwich Cathedral and a Choral Eucharist at St. Albans Cathedral.  On Saturday May 16th 2015 at 3.30pm the choir will sing the service of Choral Evensong at Peterborough Cathedral. Plans are in place for the choir to sing at Westminster Abbey in April 2016. 

The choir jealously guards the tradition of high quality English Church music but this includes works by modern composers such as Tavener, Chilcott, Laurisden, Philip Stopford and Ola Gjeilo as well as the more traditional Stanford, Wesley and others.

The choir is there to support the worship and liturgy of the church and strives to produce music of the highest possible standard.

All of this musical offering to the church is well supported by the congregation and is supplemented by a fine two-manual Nicholson organ which is less than 20 years old and a talented sub-organist. For technical infomation on the organ, click here.

If you are interested in joining the choir then please contact Eric Pavyer by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 01438 716910.