St Thomas' Choir

We're on the look out for a new DoM- do you know someone who might be interested? See the Director of Music Vacancy tab for more info!

Choir news: Sunday 27th May 2018


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the left we have choristers who have successfully completed the next level of their Voice for Life training scheme were presented with their certificates and new medal ribbons. On the right are 3 newly admitted choristers.

 

Love singing? Want to be part of an amazing choir?

We're recruiting:

Boys & Girls (aged 8+)

Sopranos

Altos (male or female), Tenors & Basses

  • The choir sings to a high standard so entry is by audition- but it'll be friendly and fairly informal
  • You also get the chance for:
  • Free musical training in singing and music theory
  • Make new friends and have fun
  • Enjoy singing trips (this year we're off to Lichfield Cathedral)

If you think you might fancy the challenge, contact Alex our Director of Music for more information. domstthomas@gmail.com    07513 993476

Music has always been an integral part of life for St Thomas’ since the church was consecrated in 1893. The choir has a history of mixed voices however in the 1960s the musical tradition was shaped to concentrate upon an all-male tradition of trebles & Songmen. Since 2017 the choir has recruited women once again. Historically, the choir has been active in its work of participating in choir festivals and visiting choir trips up and down the land, including: Westminster Abbey, York Minster and Durham & Canterbury Cathedrals.

Alex Goldsmith, is our current Director of Music, you can read a bit more about him below:

 Alex began playing the piano at 13, and the organ in churches when he was 15, after being enticed to help out his school Chaplain. Ever since then, he has led an interesting musical career so far for his age, singing in oratorios and performing on Cathedral organs. He was even offered a place to study at Chetham’s School of Music, which he turned down to study A-levels in Science and Mathematics. However, Alex now studies a dual-honours degree in Mathematics & Music at Keele University, whereby he studies the organ under Geoffrey Walker. He is currently working towards the prestigious ARCO, he is a keen and ambitious young organist and choirmaster, and at the grand old age of 21, has no intentions of slowing down (just yet!).