On Saturday July 29th the combined choirs of St Matthew’s and St Andrew & St Mark’s will sing Choral Evensong at Southwark Cathedral, and everyone is invited to come along to support them. They will also sing Evensong at St Andrew’s on Sunday 2nd July.
And as in 2016, the regular choir will be augmented with extra singers on the first Sunday of each month to perform a four-part anthem during Holy Communion.
Music at St Matthew’s Sunday by Sunday
Praising God through music is a significant part of all our services. The 9.15 service has a robed choir which helps lead the worship in hymn singing and anthems. At the 11o’clock service the music is led by a band and singing group, and includes a mixture of contemporary worship songs and traditional hymns.
If you would like to find out more about joining in with the music, whatever your musical style or ability, please contact our Director of Music Simon Hancock at email@example.com or via the Parish Office.
St Matthew’s has a fine three-manual organ built by the Leeds organ builder J J Binns at around the turn of the 20th century. The instrument was rebuilt in 1962 by J W Walker & Sons, when a pedal trombone stop was added (an extension of the Great trumpet). Now with electro-pneumatic action, the console was moved from directly below the instrument to the Cantoris side of the chancel in the 1970s.
The stop list can be found here