Music

Organ pipes


St Michael's has a strong musical tradition which forms an important part of our worship.  We also offer occasional events such as Choral Evensong or organ recitals which are listed in our Diary.



Organist and Director of Music
Francis King-Smith joined us on 1 January 2017.



Senior Choir

Hymn Nos. Box

The Choir supports our worship at all main services and is available to take part in weddings and funerals when requested.  Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings, 7.00-8.30pm.  Individuals may study for RSCM Awards and enquiries from potential new members are always welcome.

For our Sung Eucharist the musical setting is the Mass of St Thomas composed by David Thorne.

Shepherd holding lamb

'But thy loving kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.'

Listen to the Choir sing John Rutter's The Lord is my Shepherd.  Holy Communion of Requiem for All Souls, November 2015.



Organ

Organ stops

Our organ was built in 1905 by Harrison & Harrison of Durham.  The original pneumatic action was restored in 1979 by the Pendlebury Organ Co. of Cleveleys.  During May 2017 it underwent professional repair and restoration by David Wells Organ Builders Ltd.

In 2013 the organ was awarded a Grade I Historic Certificate by The British Institute of Organ Studies.  There are only 18 Grade I certified Harrison organs in Britain.