Normally the Boys’ Choir, Girls’ Choir and Men’s Choir between them sing for two services each Sunday (11am & 6.30pm) during term-time. Singing in excess of six anthems during each Sunday (plus responses, canticles, psalms and communion settings) the repertoire of the choirs is extensive and varied. Music at Holy Trinity is maintained to a high and constant standard.
The Boys and Men work together and as two separate choirs. The Girls work independently from the boys and men for most of the time. The Boys and Girls combine for occasional services (such as Mothering Sunday) and the three choirs (Boys, Girls & Men) sing together for Holy Trinity’s trilogy of carols services (Advent, Christmas Day, Epiphany) and at other special services during the year (such as Remembrance Day). Aside from Sunday commitments, the choirs also sing for weddings and memorial services throughout the year.
Recordings, radio and television appearances and visits to cathedrals and neighbouring churches have been a feature of the music at Holy Trinity throughout Sara Wood’s time as Director and Organist.
Since 2016 a fourth choir has come into being: the Choristers’ Mums’ Choir. Its purpose was to give mothers of choristers in the choirs a chance to sing themselves, as a thank you for their constant support of their children. This new choir has quickly become a valuable addition to the music on offer at Holy Trinity. Largely working on their own as a choir, the mums join with the Boys, Girls & Men for the annual Christmas Day Carols by Candlelight service.
CHOIR PRACTICE TIMES
Tuesday 7.15 – 7.45pm Girls’ Choir
Tuesday 8.10 – 8.45pm Men’s Choir
Wednesday 6 – 6.30pm Choristers’ Mums’ Choir
Wednesday 6.45 – 7.30pm Boys’ Choir
Services at Holy Trinity are supported by the use of the fine three-manual Walker pipe organ and a Bluthner boudoir grand piano.