Choir


Picture of the choir


November 2014

 

"Amazing at singing and full of lots of joy and laughter and friendly people." says Aimee, one of our junior choristers who joined in January 2012.


Currently nine adults and seventeen juniors (aged 8 to 17), we are a happy choir who pride ourselves in singing music to a high standard. Our repertoire covers all genres from Tallis to Goodall, early English choral to blues and the music of contemporary composers.


We practise on a Friday evening and sing every Sunday morning and for various other services throughout the year. We have a busy schedule of weddings, both at St Andrew's and from time to time at other churches, and occasional concerts and social evenings. We also enjoy the annual RSCM Choir Festival in Hereford, and except for 2010 we have attended every year since 2000.


We appreciate social time together too. Visiting our local Chinese (see photo) and enjoying a Christmas party are both regular events on our social calendar. We also enjoy singing for others: since December 2000 our carol singing events in and around Shifnal have raised over £2700 for charity.


The choir provides the chance for both musical and personal development: "The choir improves my singing skills and it is a place where I have friends" and "is also a way that I can learn about things that I never knew" (Olivia, 12) "It is a lovely thing to do on Fridays and Sundays" (Libby, 11).


We love music: "It gives me a chance to let myself go and express myself through my love of music" (Ashleigh, 13) and we all know that singing is good for your health, both mentally and physically.


The final word goes to our Head Chorister Katie (17) who has been with us for eight years: "For me, the choir is another home from home. Every year brings learning, fun and friendship across all age ranges. I don't know what I would have done without it!"


Sue Blake, Director of Music 01952 463171 Email sueblakeshifnal@blueyonder.co.uk



Bishops Awards Hereford October 2012

Junior choristers at Hereford in October 2014


Choir relaxing before the practice at Hereford

Enjoying each other's company before rehearsals


Choir in Minhs pic 1

Aimee & Ashleigh gained their Dean's (Bronze) Award in October 2014


Choir in Minhs pic 2

One of our Minh's lunches in 2014


Choir in Minhs pic 3

Games at the Christmas party