At a glance
- Affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music
- Sings at Parish Eucharist every Sunday & choral evensong on 2nd Sunday of the month
- Performs at festivals, civic events and concerts
- Rehearsal - Thursday evening (7.30pm – 9.00pm)
Choral music is a vital and valued part of the life of Bromley Parish Church. The music at our services is led by the able, dedicated and committed 4 part choir consisting of both junior and adult members. The main rehearsal for the adult choir is on a Thursday evening (7.30 – 9.00) and there is a short rehearsal 30 minutes before the Sunday services. The junior choir meets at 6.00pm on a Thursday and sings at the main Eucharist service on Sunday.
Singers come from a range of backgrounds and experience (and all ages) and are drawn together by a love of sacred music in its liturgical context. We also have four choral scholars, funded by the church, who are recruited from Year 11, 12 and 13 students in local schools.
The choir sings at the Eucharist service on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, often with a special setting on the first Sunday, and for a service of choral evensong on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Occasionally we sing for weekday services (such as Ash Wednesday and Ascension Day) and also for the Advent Carol Service and the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Apart from singing the music to a high standard at the weekly services the choir sings a major choral work on Palm Sunday. This has included The Crucifixion by Stainer, Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary and the Requiem by Durufle.
An annual visit to sing in a cathedral is a particular highlight. In 2015 we sang the weekend services at St Albans Cathedral and paid a return visit last September. In February last year the choir sang the weekend services at Coventry Cathedral and in April this year the weekend services at Durham Cathedral.
If you are interested in joining the choir and would like further information please contact the Director of Music (Frank Roddy) on 01689 877025 or through the Parish Office 020 8464 5244