Music Notes - July 2018

Music Notes - July 2018

Visiting Choir

The Choir begins its summer break after the morning service on 15th July although we shall be back for St. Oswald’s Day on 5th August. I am pleased to announce that the services on Sunday 22nd July will be sung by a visiting choir, the St Christopher Chorale.

Named after the patron saint of travellers, The St. Christopher Chorale is an itinerant choir in the Chester Diocese, founded in 1986 by Philip Crookall. The Chorale was formed of people from the South Cheshire area and consists of twenty four adult voices together with organist and choirmaster.

The Chorale has visited many different churches in Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire and has sung weekend offices in cathedrals during their choir vacations. It has also sung as far afield as Paris and Prague.

Since 1986, members of the Chorale have been privileged to join in the worship of more than four hundred congregations in Anglican, Roman Catholic and Free Church services and travelled over 16000 miles.

Please support this group at both services if you can.

Adopt a Chorister

We now have 12 choristers attending the Royal School of Church Music Summer School and while this is a very good thing for the choir and the music at St. Oswald’s it increases the burden of raising enough funds to pay the £400 per chorister cost.

Our ‘Adopt a Chorister’ Scheme is still open and if you are able to help us maintain the high standard of choral music at St, Oswald’s please think about making a contribution. Any donation however small will help and will be very much appreciated.

Mike Donkin

Director of Msic.