For the first time in fifteen years, during a Sunday morning service in May 2012 we welcomed junior choristers back into the choir. It was a very special moment for us all and especially our then-Director of Music, Mr John Horton, who has been working with the children for many months.
Since the re-introduction of the first group of junior choristers the top line (mixed boys and girls) has continued to grow with a number of new children having joined the Choir over recent weeks.
The trebles sing at the 10.15am Sunday morning Eucharist, all weddings at which a choir has been requested and at a number of other choral services throughout the year. Occasionally the trebles join the adults to sing at Choral Evensong on the last Sunday of each month during term time.
If you are interested in your child joining the choir, we ask that your child has a reasonably good reading ability.
St. George’s Church, Stockport is fortunate enough to be able to pay each Chorister a small fee each month for their hard work and attendance at Choir practice and Sunday Services. This is usually payed at the end of each academic Term.
Being in the choir is a very big commitment to both the child and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s).
Junior Choristers Weekly Diary:
Thursdays evening: 6.30 – 7.30pm (Rehearsal in the Choir Vestry).
Sunday morning: 9.45am-11.30am approx. (Rehearsal and Sunday morning Service).
Occasional Sunday evening Services (when required/max 1 per month).
Our junior choristers work towards the RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) Voice for Life Award Medal Scheme. This enables the juniors to learn how to read music, and all aspects of singing in a church choir. As a child progresses music can be a subject taken at school for GCSEs, A levels and in higher education. If you are interested in learning more about our Junior Choir, please contact James Hibbert, our Acting Director of Music, or speak to him after a service.