Wallingford Parish Church has a fun band and a thriving choir with over 50 members, including 20+ juniors. They rehearse on Friday evenings and sing weekly services at St Mary’s and St Leonard’s Churches as well as at weddings, civic services, etc.
Wallingford is one of a limited number of parishes that maintain a tradition of sung weekly Evensong services. These services are normally held at 6.30pm on Sunday at St Leonard’s Church, and feature sung responses, canticles, an anthem, and hymns from Ancient and Modern, Revised. At a monthly choral evensong the choir also sings the canticles to a special setting. Singing is accompanied at both churches by our organists who benefit from excellent recently rebuilt traditional pipe organs.
The choir have regularly been invited to sing at St Paul’s Cathedral & Westminster Abbey and, most years, they travel to a Cathedral to sing for a week, whilst the resident choir are on vacation. They also sing at Westgate House Care Home for Holy Communion most months.
In 2011, the choir recorded The Hymns Album (available from Amazon) of the nation’s best loved hymns, as winner of Decca Records’ ‘Search to find Britain’s Best Parish Choir’. The choir also performed at Classic FM Live in the Royal Albert Hall.
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