Music at St. Elisabeth’s

Music plays a big part in St. Elisabeth’s services and worship.

Our Sunday Eucharist is typically sung including the Gloria, Psalm, the Gospel Acclamation, Sung Eucharistic Prayer and Anthems. Our choir rehearse weekly and lead the worship at the majority of our services.

Our Family Eucharist is more relaxed with our Music Group and Choir leading the worship in addition to a more modern style of hymn being used.

St Elisabeth’s Choir

IMG_5567St. Elisabeth’s Church maintains a choral tradition of a high standard, with a repertoire of music spanning the centuries from medieval plainsong to modern music. The choir consists of around twenty people of all ages and from all walks of life who share a common love of making music together.

Anybody is welcome to join the choir; experience of singing in choirs in not necessary, nor is the ability to read music. Vocal coaching and music training is provided. Much more important is enthusiasm for making music.

 

19249996_10158935582090054_1816968408_oThe choir rehearse between 7.00 and 8:30 on Thursday evenings (with a tea and cake served from 6.30), and also occasional extra rehearsals at busy times. If you would like to find out more, come to practice (entrance through the Sacristy door).

For more information about the music at St Elisabeth’s, please contact our Director of Music – Andy Condliffe-Jones, email him here or call him on 07990 696482.

 

Music Group

We have an informal music group, which leads the worship at our Family Eucharist on the third Sunday of the month. If you would like to join the music group, please contact Andy on 07990 696482 or email him here.

Bell Ringers

Our bell ringers are a trained team who ring the bells for weddings and other special occasions.

The Organ

St. Elisabeth’s Church, serves a large parish of 12,000 people and was consecrated in 1883. Since 2004 it has been a grade one listed building. It is fortunate in possessing one of the finest pipe organs in the country, which was built at the same time as the church by the top organ builder of the time, Hill and Son of London. It is a testimony to the quality and national importance of the instrument that the original opening recital was played by the then organist of Westminster Abbey.

The organ has been in constant use since 1883, for accompanying Sunday services, for weddings, baptisms, funerals as well as concerts and other functions. There can be few families in Reddish for whom the organ at St. Elisabeth’s has not been played, at one of life’s great events over the last 120 years.