The church choir sing for the Parish Eucharist most weeks, as well as for regular services of Choral Evensong, and other liturgies during the year. They are supported by four paid section leaders/senior choral scholars who, along with the volunteers, make up a very friendly and sociable choir with a high-quality and consistent output. The choir does not rehearse during the week, and so membership from those that cannot commit to every performance is warmly encouraged.
The choir has a wide repertoire, from plainsong to new compositions, and the church benefits from a fine acoustic in which to sing. They perform in concerts at All Saints’, and recent performances have included Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Duruflé’s Requiem, Rutter’s Gloria and Dove’s Arion and the Dolphin. Future concerts include Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and Handel’s Messiah to mark the church’s 150th anniversary in 2024. The choir also performs away from Putney. They have sung services in Southwark Peterborough and Guildford Cathedrals, and there is an upcoming visit to the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace.
The choir is un-auditioned, but an ability to read music is necessary. If you wish to find out more, or try the choir out, please contact the Director of Music, Alex: email@example.com
Our typical schedule is:
10:30 Parish Eucharist
18:00 Choral Evensong
Scores and recordings are made available in advance of each performance, and there are additional services for Easter, Christmas and other feasts.
The choir’s paid Section Leaders ensure that there is consistency from week to week, and allow a flexible membership for the volunteers. There are currently no vacancies for Section Leaders, but if you would like to join the list of deputies, please email the Director of Music: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of September 2023, we now offer Junior Choral Scholarships to aspiring young singers aged 16-18. More information can be found by emailing the Director of Music.
The 1885 Singers
The 1885 Singers is a community choir and is based at All Saints’ Church. It was founded in 1997 and has grown in both size and reputation, covering a range of repertoire. The choir gives four concerts a year, with usually a six-week rehearsal period. It is a community choir in every respect, with an open invitation to anyone who would like to join.
For information about the next concert and details of previous performances, please visit www.1885singers.com
The Treblemakers is a choir for children aged 7-11, open to all. You can find out more and sign up for a place here.
We are also actively exploring opportunities for students aged 11-18. If you would like to get involved, please contact our Director of Music.