‘The Church Orchestra’ is a rather grand title for a group of musicians who accompany
the songs at the family service (first Sunday of the month) and other services such
as the ‘Songs of Praise’ and Christingle services. It’s made up of a wide variety
of instruments. At the moment, the instruments that are played on a regular basis
include: flute, descant recorder, treble recorder, cornet ,clarinet, bass clarinet,
tenor horn, trombone, and piano/keyboards and various percussion instruments. Our
repertoire is extremely varied, from traditional hymns to modern church songs.
Whilst we have a regular group of players, we welcome any new players. We would try
to accommodate any instrument and provide music to suit all levels. There is no requirement
to commit to playing at every family service and, as music is provided in advance
of all services, most of the rehearsing occurs on the morning of each service.
So whether you are a novice, professional musician or someone returning to playing,
as long as you have enthusiasm and an instrument, why not give the Church Orchestra
a try? For further information contact Carole Mills by e-mail or at 15 High Street,
The Church Choir
The church choir sings at the Sung Eucharist and Morning Worship services each month,
as well as most of the special services during the year. We regularly take part in
other choral events in the diocese, singing at Ely Cathedral and King’s College Chapel.
There are currently 7 of us, 3 men and 4 ladies. We are a friendly bunch and welcome
new members – music-reading ability is not a requirement. There are no auditions,
just come along to one of of Friday evening practices at Holywell church (6.30 onwards)
and give it a try! For more information, contact Ben Peilow.