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The Parish Choir

The Parish Choir, directed by Sam Adams, is a member of the St Nicolas Guild of RSCM-affiliated choirs. Comprising boys and men, the choir sings at the Sung Mass and Choral Evensong on Sundays from a large and varied repertoire, performing a mass or canticle setting and a motet or anthem at each service.

Members attend RSCM events and courses and participate in the RSCM Bronze and Silver and Bishops' Chorister Senior Award schemes. Seven are holders of the prestigious Saint Nicolas Junior Award and three hold the RSCM Gold Award.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings, and the choristers also practise at 9.00am on Sundays, prior to the Sung Mass.

The choir has sung services in 18 different cathedrals (including a Mass in Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral) and has appeared on the BBC World Service and on BBC1, GMTV and ITV. Members have also taken part in the Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall and on BBC Songs of Praise. The choir has undertaken successful residential tours to Norwich Cathedral (2014), Sherborne Abbey (2016) and Salisbury Cathedral (2017).

The choir has made several recordings and also receives invitations to sing Evensong and for weddings in parish churches in the diocese.

The choristers receive a free musical education through the operation of ‘Voice for Life’, the RSCM Chorister Training Scheme. New members from the age of seven are always welcome.

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