The Choir at Chesterfield Parish Church is a voluntary choir of boys and men and has existed for many years. The choir’s main responsibility is to provide music of a high standard for the principal acts of worship on Sundays and also for other festivals throughout the year.
This year the choir tradition is being enriched as we recruit and train a new choir of girls. When ready, they will take their place in singing services, and the intention is that both girls and boys will sing at weekday Evensong.
The choir has a varied repertoire; anthems and service settings are sung, from medieval to modern, accompanied and unaccompanied. There is always a different choral setting for the Sunday Sung Eucharist, and Sunday Choral Evensong consists of settings of the canticles, responses and an anthem.
The choir has a varied list of social activities, especially at Christmas when there are parties for both the choristers and the choirmen, and trips to the cinema or bowling alley are occasionally arranged. There is ample opportunity for parental involvement in all aspects of choir life, and events such as quiz nights and bingo evenings are arranged for everyone. There are regular newsletters outlining activities or any changes which may occur.
The Director of Music is Ian Brackenbury FRCO
The Assistant Director of Music is Joe Hutchinson
The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints
Chesterfield S40 1XJ
Parish Church Office: (01246) 206506
Verger: (01246) 206860