About Music at
Music is important to our worship at St Bartholomews, and our main service of the week, the 10am Sung Eucharist contains many musical elements. It is called a 'sung' Eucharist because certain parts of the worship are expressed with music. Both the priest and the congregation join in singing.
Singing is integral to worship. If we cannot sing to God in worship, how can we ever sing or God in the world. Singing also unites us, helping us all to participate as one: many voices proclaiming one song.
Children are encouraged to sing in Junior Church, and Bubble Church has engaging songs for little ones.
Our choir of adults and children sing together and lead the congregation in song at the 10am Sung Eucharist. They sing a range of music from the 16th century to the modern day.
Choir practices are held on a Friday evening:
5pm to 5:30pm the children focus on music theory, helping them to understand the music they sing.
5:30pm to 6pm the children practise hymns and anthems.
6pm to 7pm the adults join and the whole choir practise the music to be sung on Sunday.
If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact our Choirmaster.
Click below to see the full specification of our Copeman Hart Organ installed in 2014. PEDAL Contra Violone 32 Open Diapason 16 Violone 16 Bourdon 16 Principal 8 Bass Flute 8 Nachthorn 4 Mixture IV Contra Posaune 32 Ophicleide 16 Posaune 8 Rohr Schalmei 8 Solo to Pedal Swell to Pedal Great to Pedal Choir to Pedal Great & Pedal Combinations Coupled Generals on Swell Toe Studs CHOIR (Enclosed) Rohr Flute 8 Unda Maris 8 Chimney Flute 4 Nazard 2 2/3 Blockflute 2 Tierce 1 3/5 Larigot 1 1/3 Sifflet 1 Corno di Bassetto 8 Tremulant Sub Octave Unison Off Octave Solo to Choir Swell to Choir West on Choir Great Reeds on Choir GREAT Double Open Diapason 16 Open Diapason I8 Open Diapason II8 Claribel Flute 8 Principal 4 Harmonic Flute 4 Twelfth 2 2/3 Fifteenth 2 Mixture IV Trumpet 8 Solo to Great Swell to Great Choir to Great West on Great SWELL (Enclosed) Open Diapason 8 Lieblich Gedackt 8 Salicional 8 Voix Angelica 8 Principal 4 Fifteenth 2 Mixture IV Bassoon Houtbois 8 Vox Humana 8 Tremulant Contra Fagotto 16 Cornopean 8 Clarion 4 Sub Octave Unison Off Octave Solo to Swell SOLO (Enclosed) Quintaton 16 Harmonic Flute 8 Viola 8 Voix Célestes 8 Concert Flute 4 Piccolo 2 Orchestral Clarinet 8 Cor Anglais 8 Tremulant French Horn 8 Tuba Mirabilis 8 Sub Octave Unison Off Octave WEST Sub Bass (Pedal) 16 Trombone (Pedal) 16 Bourdon 16 Open Diapason 8 Principal 4 Fifteenth 2 Grand Mixture VI Trumpet Militaire 8 West enclosed in Choir