At St Peter’s Berkhamsted we have a thriving church choir of children and adults. The choir leads morning worship every Sunday at 9:30am, with Choral Evensong once a month.
The choir also sings at a number of other important services during the year such as during Holy Week and at Christmas.
New singers are always very welcome – please contact our music staff for further information.
We normally rehearse during the week as shown below. Once a month we usually sing Choral Evensong and we have an extra rehearsal on Sunday afternoon before the service.
Choir practice times
|Tuesday||5.15 pm – 6.15 pm||Children only||Practice times and services can vary, especially around Christmas and Easter, so please check the choir diary for this month’s dates, and make sure you join the choir email list to get reminders and late changes.|
Evensong days only
- Choral Evensong is normally on the second Sunday of the month
- During half-term we do not usually have a practice.
- The choir is on holiday during August .
Choir practice is very important part of working together as a team, so we ask singers to come to practice as much as possible.
We know that everybody has busy lives and there are other things going on – holidays, exams, sports and so on. If you know you are going to miss choir practice or a service, please let the Director of Music know so that we can plan the music around the voices available.
We welcome new singers, and accept both girls and boys on the soprano line, as well as adult singers on the other parts. If you are interested in singing with us, or if you’d like your child to take part, please get in touch with one of the music team shown at the bottom of this page – we’d love to hear from you.
We are especially keen to develop the skills of young choristers. St Peter’s Church Choir actively involves young people in choral worship and provides an excellent musical education to children from all backgrounds. Children can join the choir any time after their sixth birthday.
We encourage our choristers to work towards Royal School of Church Music Chorister Awards and children who reach each level in the scheme are awarded a ribbon badge in recognition of their achievement.
By joining in with the other children in the choir, your son or daughter can make new friends, gain an appreciation of a beautiful musical tradition and develop musical abilities that will be with them for life.
Our repertoire draws on the rich and varied Anglican repertoire of hymns, responses, canticles and anthems. We sing a wide range of music by composers from the Renaissance, Victorian and modern periods, including Tallis, Palestrina, Gibbons, Stainer, Vaughan Williams, Stanford, Howells and Purcell, as well as new works specially written for the choir.
Listen to our Choir