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Music in the Parish

We have a brilliant range of parish music; more people are always needed and welcome to be involved. The Masses are currently arranged like this:

Saturday 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am and 12noon:

Saturday 5.00pm: alternate weeks, guitar led music. Speak to Ben O’Neill after Mass if you would like to help accompany the music. On the other weeks, a quiet Mass with instrumental music on CD and unaccompanied hymns.

Sunday 9.00am: Organ led music; it would be ideal to have a few more people to give the singing a strong lead during the Mass. Just speak to Margaret, the organist, to be involved. And if you are an organist to grade seven or above, please let us know as we always need people to cover, etc.

Sunday 12.00noon: Music led by our African choir. A mix of traditional and contemporary hymns, led with rhythm and passion by our community from Nigeria and Ghana.

Sunday 10.30 has some variety:

Organ and Choir for three weeks in four. The choir always welcome new members; just speak to any of the choir members, or to the Organists (Anne-Marie or Angela) and they will help you to get involved.

Filipino Music Group once a month (usually second Sunday) with songs selected and played by the group, leading the whole congregation in joyful sound. If you are part of the Filipino community and would like to be involved, speak to any of the group members after a Mass where they are playing.

Sunday 6.00pm alternates:

Youth Band

We are about to restart the Youth Band, open to anyone age 13+, and able to play guitar, keyboard, flute, clarinet, violin, drums and anything else that seems suitable, to grade 2 and above. Tuition is available for the guitar. Please contact Beth Warren or Sue Charlton to get involved. Rehearsals usually at 5.00pm, to play at 6.00pm Mass.

Quiet Mass

On the Sundays the Youth Band are not playing, the Mass is a gentle one, with a couple of hymns and CD music.

Any other ideas? Do speak to one of the Parish Team if there are ideas that you have about music at the various Masses or if you have a talent to bring and are not sure where you would best fit in. Everyone is really welcome into the various groups.