Music

Organ pipes


St Michael's has a strong musical tradition which forms an integral part of our worship. 



Do you love music?

Do you like to sing?

Do you want to make new friends?
Then come and join a warm, friendly Choir
  singing traditional & contemporary music

For an informal chat, please come to church one Sunday at 11:00.
Organist & Choirmaster: Philip Daniels


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 opt to study for RSCM Awards.

For our Sung Eucharist the musical setting is the Mass of St Thomas 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 from our Holy Communion of Requiem for All Souls.



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 and during 2017 it has undergone 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.

Organ Recitalists
Organists Zac Crowe, Karen Au and Alistair Mackenzie
at the Recital to celebrate the organ's restoration
October 2017