There has always been a strong musical tradition at St. Nicholas’, with an active ‘All Age Choir‘ who lead the tradition of an Anglican sung Eucharist at most of our 10.30am Sunday Services and all special Sunday services. Michael Foy, our organist and choir master is key to the success of our music.
Our congregations at most Sunday Services enjoy pre-service and post-service organ recitals, played by Michael Foy our musical director, on our impressive ‘Norman and Beard’ organ. For further information about the RSCM music is played each week during 2018/2019, including our hymns and anthems, go to our monthly links below:
Each year since 2012, The St. Nicholas’ Singers, our community choir, has performed a summer concert delighting audiences with classical and religious choral music, in aid of church funds. Since 2013, and following on from the success of the first two annual concerts, the St. Nicholas’ Singers now traditionally perform the first concert which starts the week-long St. Nicholas’ Church Annual Music Festival
We have continuing links with the St. Nicholas’ Primary School, from where we regularly recruit and welcome young choristers, together with links to other local schools. We host seasonal services for Merchant Taylor’s Senior Girls School.
We are also very fortunate to have members of our church who perform regularly at our services: retired professional violinists, Edwin Paling and Rosalin Lazaroff, and professional pianist Kirsty Ligertwood.