St. James’s has a competent robed choir and an anthem is sung at the Sunday Eucharist. On Holy Days the choir may sing parts of the mass to a special setting and once a month there is Choral Evensong where the responses, psalms, canticles and anthems are led by the choir. There is also a well-established series of Recitals at 12noon on Saturdays. The 2017 series includes no less than 35 performances! The brochure can be downloaded here. We are currently putting together the programme for 2018, and would be pleased to hear from any performers wishing to be included. More information can be found here.
In recent years St. James’s choir has sung the services in St. Albans Abbey, Winchester Cathedral, Portsmouth Cathedral, St. David’s Cathedral, Beverley and York Minsters. The choir have just returned from a very enjoyable and successful weekend singing in Chester Cathedral (July 2017).
Our Director of Music is James Mooney-Dutton BMus (Hons) CertFAA FRSA.
We welcome new members of the choir throughout the year - to find out more about the choir please contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org.