Wallingford Parish Church has a thriving choir of over 50 members, aged from under 8 to over 80. They rehearse on Friday evenings and sing weekly services on Sundays at our two churches, St Mary-le-More and St Leonard. The choir maintains a tradition of sung weekly Evensong services at St Leonard’s, which feature sung responses, canticles, an anthem, and hymns from Ancient and Modern, Revised. At a monthly Choral Evensong the choir also sing the canticles to a special setting.
In addition, they also sing in concerts, weddings & civic services and lead the singing at a local care home.
They have appeared on radio and television and schedule at least one tour each year to sing while the resident choir is on vacation. Recent visits have included Litchfield Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, Sherborne Abbey, Westminster Abbey, Gloucester Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral and St George’s Chapel, Windsor . A weekend visit to Tewkesbury Abbey is planned for August 2019 and the choir will have a week’s residence at Salisbury Cathedral in 2020.
The choir’s Director of Music is Judith Ward.
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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