Music

Choral music is a real strength both in our worship and leisure.  The award winning Taplow Youth Choirs have a national reputation and tour abroad.  St Nicolas’ has a robed, mixed, RSCM-affiliated choir which sings at St Nicolas’ Sunday morning Holy Communion services  throughout the year, including all Sundays during the summer months.  They also visit St Anne’s on the fourth Sunday of each Month to sing the traditional service of Choral Matins.

St Nicolas and St Anne’s are both popular venues 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 130 anthems in the choir’s constantly expanding repertoire. Notable additions recently have included Fauré’s Requiem on Good Friday and there are plans for similar larger-scale works. All singers regularly have the opportunity to sing solos of all kinds if they wish, and some of our younger singers have recently gone on to gain choral scholarships and to sing elsewhere.

Choir At Gloucester Cathedral, 2023

The choir is often augmented at Festivals and celebratory services by voluntary visiting singers. In addition and one of the regular musical and social highlights for the choir has been the singing of Choral Services at UK Cathedrals; 10 visits over the last 12 years, most recently at Chester and Gloucester.   You can hear the Sunday morning Eucharist service from Gloucester by clicking this link.

 In 2024 they will be singing Services at the Cathedrals of Salisbury and Worcester and there are further plans for 2025 and beyond. 

Over the last ten years, our Choir has sung in the following Churches and Cathedrals:

2013 Guildford 

2013 Christ Church Oxford

2015 Wells 

2016 St Albans

2017 Winchester

2019 Rochester

2021 Exeter

2022 Chester

2023 Gloucester

We are always pleased to welcome new members.  Please direct all enquiries to the Director of Music, Neil Matthews neilmatthews63@gmail.com