The Choir

Please browse our list of current and past music for the Sunday services.

Melbourne Parish Church Choir is conducted by the church's Director of Music, Simon Collins, and is a dedicated group of 18 people. It has a busy schedule deputising several times per year in Cathedrals as well as maintaining a long choral tradition at Melbourne. The Choir sings anthems at the weekly Parish Communion and choral settings on major feast days and festivals. There is also a monthly Choral Evensong, Compline after choir practice each term, carol services for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany/Candlemas and a Passiontide Sequence of appropriate words and music each Passion Sunday.

There are occasional Civic Services as well as combined events with other invited choirs.

Repertoire, Robes, Residencies!

With this variety of services there is a large and varied repertoire of music from plainsong to MacMillan. The Choir has a growing reputation for high standards both locally and nationally due in part to undertaking Annual Cathedral Weekend Residencies at Winchester, Wells, York, Durham and Canterbury since 2007, alongside established Cathedral daytrips (usually by coach). All of these weekends were very well received with many compliments for the Choir and invitations to return!

Choir at the Opening of St. Michael's House
The Choir at Exeter Cathedral in April 2015
The Choir at Hereford Cathedral in April 2015
The Choir at York Minster
The Choir at Windsor Chapel in 2014
Simon, Director of Music, at the Melbourne Church organ
Choir at the Opening of St. Michael's House
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We seek new members!

There is an immediate vacancy for both an Alto and a Soprano but enquiries are welcome from all voice parts as we look to expand the size of the Choir over the next few months. Simon Collins would welcome enquiries from anyone interested in further details either via or on 01543 258777. Practices are on Wednesday evenings at 7.45pm.