On Sunday 3rd September 2107 Jonathan played for us as our new organist and choir master. We are extremely fortunate to have found another organist and master musician so quickly especially when such expertise is becoming increasingly rare.
A professional musician with a background in cathedral music, Jonathan is experienced as a performer on a wide variety of instruments and works in both classical and jazz disciplines. He has directed professional and amateur choirs, both children and adults, and has worked widely as both a composer and arranger. He is currently the Musical Director of North Norfolk Chorale. He has an extensive individual teaching practice, and brings both his classical and academic training, as well as 35 years’ performing expertise, to his work with other musicians, both in groups and as individuals.
We sing for the praise of God so we do our best whether the congregation is large or small. Every Sunday we help lead the singing of the hymns and enhance the worship by singing an introit (usually a short musical composition) before the service and an anthem during the giving of communion.
We sing a great variety of music ranging from early plainsong to contemporary.
We practice on Thursdays from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and from 9.00 to 10.00am before the Sunday morning service.
Usually on the third Sunday in the month we sing a choral evensong at 6.30pm preceded by a short rehearsal at 5.30pm. This sometimes changes, so check the church website.
We also sing for special services during the church year, such as Carols by Candlelight, the Advent service, Compline each evening during Holy Week, a Good Friday afternoon service ‘Cross of Christ’ and for weddings when requested.
We are affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music both nationally www.rscm.com and regionally www.rscm-norfolk.org and sing annually with other affiliated choirs in Norwich Cathedral for the Diocesan Choral Festival www.norwich.anglican.org . We also sing with other choirs in the diocese, such as the King’s Lynn Minster.
We have a well-balanced four part choir and have an average attendance of fifteen. We value everyone’s contribution. We also welcome visiting choristers to join us for worship, but please do let us know in advance.
We are always looking for new members. If you would like to sing with us please contact the Rectory Office on 01328 862268.
The organ was installed by Hele & Company of Plymouth some 80 years ago. Further technical information about the church organ can be found here.