St Anne’s Choir was formed in 1975, a year before our newly built parish church opened. Mrs Ann Ellis, the choir leader/organist and many of the original members are still singing today – a great mark of their dedication.
As a choir, we feel that music is a gift from God, that singing is at the very heart of worship and therefore should be a vital part of the liturgy. The liturgy of the day forms the basis of our choice of music and we strive to keep abreast of what is new and good in Church music, as well as including the more traditional hymns and songs.
We see our role as leading and encouraging the parish community in praising God through singing and to that end most of the music we choose is suitable for participation. New music is practised with the congregation before mass and hopefully everyone enjoys what we do.
Some of our members are brave enough to sing solo during mass singing the Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation.
The choir’s youngest member is our dedicated instrumentalist, currently a sixth former at school, who is an accomplished viola player as well as budding organist and ukulele player. His contribution adds another dimension to our music and is greatly appreciated by all.
Although the choir has been going for almost 40 years and we still have 29 members, we would however love to have some new members, the only requirements being an enjoyment of singing, a commitment to what we do and a good sense of humour.
Choir practice is on Monday evenings 7.00pm-8.00pm.