Why not listen to a recording of our Choir at our Church Anniversary Service, on
3rd November 2013, as they sang: -
“Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice”
John & Christine Grundy open the May 2014 ‘GiG’ at Church
31 May 2014:
Our Trinity Choir at our Harvest Festival 28 September 2014
Trinity URC Choir:
Organ voluntaries played or selected to be played at the end of Sunday Worship from
Widor Sym V -Finale
High Quality Stereo (320kbps) - Played by Dr Martin Ashcroft - Trinity’s Music Director
Under the Reformed order of 1578, the organ could not be tolerated playing during
a worship service as it was considered a distraction from the spoken word, but the
church organist could apply his formidable talents just before or after a service
in a Voluntary.
The Church Building was closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic from 22nd March 2020
until it reopened briefly from the 6th September 2020 to 11 October . It remains
closed at the start of 2021. Instead services are being enjoyed on-line, on YouTube.
Trinity URC has a strong tradition of choral singing and has a thriving choir, together
with a team of three organists. Our organ has been refurbished in recent years, and
hosted a recital by Paul Hale, Rector Chori of Southwell Minster, Nottingham.
Our choir leads the singing at Sunday morning worship and regularly sings Introits
or Anthems. Choir practice from September to Easter is at 8 pm on Thursdays. In addition,
the choir forms the nucleus of a carol singing group who visit the sick and housebound
members of our church at Christmas time.
If you would like to join our choir, please contact our Musical Director,
I think we'll all be saying it's got to be better than 2020. What have I missed most,
apart from meetings and hugs with family and friends? Singing!!! I expect that like
me, many of us have had time to reminisce and bring to mind many special times in
our lives. Music, especially singing, has played such a great part in my life that
being unable to sing in worship has made me so very sad.
A love of music was encouraged from an early age. Granny Tyldesley was an accomplished
pianist and Sunday after tea was time for music. Grandpa would sing 'Just a Song
at Twilight' and Dad would sing 'Bless this House' or 'Down in the Glen'. I was
entrusted with The Lord's My Shepherd to Crimond.
Harry Southworth at Hope Church and Fred Ashcroft at St Paul's encouraged my singing
and I simply loved, and still love, being part of the choir. I miss it so much. I
thank Walter and Martin for continuing to develop my love of music. So as this horrible
year grinds to a close and the tips of snowdrop leaves begin to peep through, let's
look forward to a peaceful, hopeful and healthy new year......with SINGING!!