11 May 2019June Music List
The Music List for June is now available to download from here.
Further information about our Come & Sing Evensong on Sunday 2 June to follow. 4.30pm rehearsal and 6pm service. All welcome.
01 May 2019New Singers Welcome
Regular and Occasional Singers required
Mainly due to a few of our regular singers moving away from the area, St Mary's, Finedon choir is in need of more regular and/or occasional singers. Sopranos are particularly needed but any voice part (SATB) would be appreciated.
Please do not feel you have to attend every service or rehearsal! Any help is better than nothing. Singing at some of our monthly evensongs or occasionally appearing in the choir on a Sunday morning is an option that we hope more singers can take up.
Friday choir practices take place in church (7pm until approx. 8.10pm). Come whenever you can. Sunday morning services start at 9.30am (these always include an anthem during communion and we use Thorne's Mass of St Thomas for our service music). Evensong usually takes place on the first Sunday of the month at 6pm, preceded by a choir practice at 5pm. Music at evensong includes traditional responses and canticles, a sung psalm and an anthem. For further details of the music see our music list page.
If you are interested in joining us, please come along to a service or a Friday evening choir practice any week, or contact our Director of Music, Jonathan Harris.
18 April 2019Come and Sing Choral Evensong
Sunday 2 June - Come and Sing Choral Evensong for RSCM Sunday
Visiting singers are welcome and invited to join us for a Come and Sing Evensong. 4.30pm rehearsal with music including MacMillan's O Radiant Dawn, Gorecki's Totus Tuus, Responses and Canticles by Tallis. The service at 6pm will be led by Revd Richard Coles. Our Director of Music, Jonathan Harris, will be directing the choir and playing the organ, All are welcome. Donations split 50/50 between RSCM and the church. Please let us know in advance if you are able to come and sing.
Further details to follow.
13 April 2019Lyra Vocal Ensemble Concert in Finedon
Concert of Russian Sacred Music and Folk Songs
We are delighted that the Lyra Vocal Ensemble from St Petersburg are returning to give a concert in St Mary's Finedon on Thursday 23 May at 7.30pm. They will be singing their usual impressive range of Russian sacred music and folk songs. Three of the four singers who came last year are with us again. This is part of their one month tour of the UK and they will be coming to us straight from Scotland. Tickets will be available on the door for £10. Please come along to support them if you can.
09 April 2019Visiting Singers Welcome On Good Friday
A Service of Readings, Music and Contemplation
Visiting singers are welcome to sing at St Mary's, Finedon, on Good Friday in the Service of Readings, Music and Contemplation.
Friday 19th April: 12.30pm rehearsal, 2pm service.
The music includes:
Durufle's Ubi Caritas
Behold the Lamb of God from Handel's Messiah
Kyrie Eleison from Schubert's Mass in G
Agnus Dei from Darke in F
Crux Fidelis by Chris Hutchings
Please let me know if you are available to sing at this service. We will have hard copies of all the music at church on the day but I can email you some of the music in advance if you like.
Dress for visiting singers is all black or dark suits, or cassocks.
Email the Director of Music .