Music is personal and moves our spirit. Led by Jonathan Turton, our Director of Music, the Choir aims to give the congregation music that is relevant to people of all ages and musical tastes.
For over sixty years, there has been a 9.30am sung mass every Sunday at St Matthews and the choir has remained a core feature, leading the congregation in the hymns and the sung parts of the Mass.
Great music such as Byrd’s classic Ave Verum Corpus inspires, bringing out the vocal best in us. Other composers that we have sung recently range from the sixteenth century - Palestrina, Tallis - to the more recent Fauré, and music from Taizé.
We are a non-auditioning choir, always looking for new singers whatever their ability. We exist to serve the congregation and we welcome suggestions from you on any aspect of the choir, and any musical favourites you may wish to hear.
Please note that information is for guidance only and should be checked with concert organisers (see links below). Concert organisers should note that church bookings still need to be confirmed in the usual way.