The Choir at Holy Trinity Church exists to help lead the worship with its singing, and to continue the tradition that music has played an integral part of the life of this church for hundreds of years. The current Choir is proud to continue, maintain and develop this excellent singing tradition at Holy Trinity, providing music of a very high standard to complement the liturgy.
The Choir sings at two Sunday services each week during school term time: a morning communion service, attended by a 200-strong congregation; and Evensong. The Choir also sings at additional services to mark the passage of the church's and the town's year. Such services include the Advent and Christmas Carol Services, which are attended by a capacity congregation, as well the Easter services, Shakespeare's Birthday Service in April, and Remembrance.
The Choir forms a great team, musically and socially, and in order to preserve this, a strong sense of commitment is vital. We do realise that our singers have very busy lives outside the Choir, therefore we ask for a minimum attendance rate of 75%. Holy Trinity Choir is fortunate to have a healthy deputy list, who substitute our regular singers from time to time.
The Choir takes the social aspect of its 'role' very seriously and this is present not only regarding the happy and positive environment it aims for during rehearsals: the core belief is hard work and fantastic results achieved by a truly fun and enjoyable time. The Choir bonds away from Holy Trinity: regular Cathedral trips and residencies; concerts and fundraising events in Stratford-upon-Avon and its environs; and international tours, most recently in 2016, to Ontario, Canada. And, of course, not forgetting the choristers’ visits to Laser Quest, bowling, and the adults to Stratford's pubs!
Joining the Choir
For information for prospective choristers, please click here. If you sing alto, tenor or bass, and would like to join either as a regular or deputy singer, please contact the Director of Music, Douglas Keilitz, by emailing Douglas.Keilitz@stratford-upon-avon.org or phoning 01789 266316.