There has been a Choir at Holy Trinity Bembridge since the Church was built in 1846. At this time the Choir consisted of Gentlemen Choristers and boys who accompanied the congregation singing simple hymns and psalms. They sat at the west end of the church where the organ was originally positioned under the steeple.
In 1887 a new organ was installed at the east end of the chancel, where both organ and the choir remain to this day.
Ladies were only permitted to sing in the choir later in the nineteenth century and only if they sat in the front pews and not the body of the choir.
It’s as well this rule does not apply today, as the present choir is made up of 12 ladies and 3 gentlemen, one of the ladies having served in the choir for 40 years.
The choir’s repertoire is varied, with new anthems being sung every Sunday morning service. Some pieces of music are composed by the choirmaster, which makes Friday practice particularly exciting!
New members are always welcome. Please contact the Organist and Choirmaster for more details.
Please keep watching this site for future choir events.