CHOIR REPORT 2016 - 2017
This year the choir has worked hard at increasing our choral repertoire of anthems.
An enjoyable concert was held in October 2016 in which there was a selection of both sacred and secular music sung. The voluntary collection for this was donated to Helen House, Oxford which cares for terminally ill children. The BBC, in June, broadcast its morning service programme from Sandringham which required a lengthy rehearsal on the Saturday afternoon and an unusually early start on the Sunday morning.
There are currently nineteen choristers and one probationer. Choristers aged eight years and above join as probationers and after a period of vocal and musical training for three to six months progress to chorister status.
The Ladies and Gentlemen of the choir continue their choral duties with much commitment and their service is highly appreciated. We are also highly fortunate to enjoy the inspirational organ music Derek Thomas provides in all the choral services.
The choristers continue to make good progress with their instrumental and singing lessons and the following achieved success this academic year in the Royal School’s of Music Associated Board Grade Examinations.
Initial Grade Piano Leah Yeldham (Distinction)
Grade 1 Piano Aaron Pradeep (Merit)
Grade 2 PianoTabitha Pradeep (Merit)
Grade 2 Singing Georgina Abel-Plant (Distinction)
Grade 3 Singing Georgina Abel-Plant (Merit)
Grade 4 Singing Mia Underwood (Merit)
Claire E. Stewart (Director of Music)