All Saints' Choir was formed as a surpliced choir in 1842, and has a long tradition of fine choral music. In term time the Choir sings the Eucharist every Sunday morning, and Choral Evensong monthly.
We are always pleased to hear from singers interested in joining us, and we offer choral scholarships to a very limited number of university undergraduates.
The Choir's repertoire includes interesting and beautiful music from 9th to 21st centuries, sung in the spectacular setting of All Saints. Occasionally we have the privilege of a cathedral visit - in August 2011 it was in residence at St George's Chapel, Windsor and at Chichester Cathedral. 2012 residencies were at York Minster and Norwich Cathedral, and the Choir also sang Evensong at New College Oxford. In 2013 we visited Lichfield Cathedral to sing the services; in 2014 we went to Canterbury. Click here to listen to recordings of the choir.
During term time the choir meets as follows:- FRIDAY Choir Practice: 7.30 - 9.00 pm (9.30pm before major festivals)
The Choir sings from the first Sunday in September up to and including Christmas Day, with a break for half-term in late October. There is a break on the Sunday after Christmas and another break part-way through the spring term. There are sung services on Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday. The Choir has a break on the Sunday after Easter and another break at half-term, continuing through to the end of July. There is a sung service on Ascension Day. new members to sing with them at any time of the year.
Rehearsing in Norwich Cathedral, August 2012
The Choir of All Saints' Church, Leamington Spa
Would you like to become part of our competent and friendly Choir? We're actively recruiting!
Can you read music and sing in tune? Would you enjoy playing a part in helping to enhance the music and worship of the Church?
Come and join us. We don't look for 100% attendance - that isn't feasible for many younger working people, given today's lifestyles - but you'd need to come frequently enough to feel you belong. Ideally that would mean at least two Sundays with associated Friday evening rehearsals per month. Our members sign up for the attendance they can commit to half a term or a term in advance, and we choose the music to match the resources.
The choir is a friendly and supportive community with regular social events throughout the year. The sense of community extends to include spouses, partners and children of choir members. The congregation is also supportive, and appreciative of our role.
Whilst the current choir members are all adults, we would be open to accepting children too.