“O sing unto the Lord a new song, for he hath done marvellous things.”
There has been a strong choral tradition for many years at St Paul’s Church.
At present there are 21 members of the Choir, representing all four voices – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. The main function of the Choir is to lead the regular Sunday morning, and where applicable, evening worship. This encompasses a variety of music – hymns, Eucharistic settings, Psalms, Canticles and occasional anthems. In addition there is special music at certain times of the year, most notable being Christmas, Passiontide and participating in the annual Royal School of Church Music Festival at Chester Cathedral.
The music is part of the service, not a performance. However, worship means “Worth-ship”, in other words, singing as best we can in the hope that it is acceptable to God. This is why the Choir rehearses every Thursday (8.00pm – 9.00pm) to prepare for the following Sunday.
The members of the Choir are a very loving and prayerful group of people who enjoy what they are doing.
Jeremy Chadwick, Choirmaster