Music is an important part of our worship and generations of children and adults have enjoyed singing in St Helen’s Church Choir. We currently have 30 members in the choir. During 2019 we gained 4 new members – and we would be delighted to welcome new members in 2020. Several of our adult choristers are parents of the junior choristers – we all sing together as one choir.
Choir practice is at 9:30am every Sunday morning (9:15am for altos, tenors and basses) in The Games’ Room, 39 Cowgate, Welton, just opposite St. Helen’s church. At 10:00am we all rush down to the church, quickly change into our choir robes and emerge a few minutes later from the choir vestry to lead the singing in the morning service at 10:15am. We also sing at weddings, special services and concerts in Welton and sometimes further afield.
The Junior Choir is for children and young people from the age of 7. No previous choir experience is required and you do not have to know how to read music – although if you can that is an asset. Children will have the opportunity to learn about singing, music and faith. We follow the Royal School of Church Music ‘ Voice for Life‘ Scheme, which teaches children how to sing correctly, music theory and helps them to build a repertoire of hymns they know well.
So why not give it a try? You can combine the fun of making music together, discovering more about the Christian faith and rapidly learn lots of hymns, songs and other choral music whilst at the same time making friends for life and helping keep alive the proud choral tradition in our village church.
If you would like to become a chorister at St. Helen’s church, please come along to our main Sunday Service at 10:15am – or contact the Choir Director, Helen Duffus.