The robed, mixed, RSCM-affiliated choir of both adults and children sings at Sunday morning services (Communion and Mattins) throughout the year, including all Sundays during the summer months. Choral Evensong is sung at least once a year at the church of St Anne’s Dropmore.
Choir Practice takes place each Friday evening and young choristers follow the RSCM ‘Voice for Life’ scheme.
St Nicolas is a popular venue for couples planning on getting married and the choir sings at several wedding services in the church each year.
Music in a variety of styles and from around the world is sung either with the support of the pipe organ, Yamaha grand-piano or unaccompanied, but the English choral tradition remains central to music-making at St Nicolas. There are over 120 anthems in the choir’s constantly expanding repertoire. Notable additions in recent years include Allegri’s Miserere and Mendelssohn’s Hear my prayer. All singers regularly have the opportunity to sing solos of all kinds if they wish, and some of the younger singers go on to gain choral scholarships and to sing elsewhere.
The choir is often augmented at Festivals and celebratory services by voluntary visiting singers. In recent years, the Choir has sung at Southwark and Guildford Cathedrals and Christ Church, Oxford and this year sang Evensong at St Alban’s Abbey.
We are always pleased to welcome new members.
Please direct all enquiries to the Director of Music, Neil Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org