St Wulfram’s Church is home for a busy choral community of children, young people and adults from across the Grantham area, who meet regularly to learn to sing choral music, and who form a nationally renowned church choir.
A typical week will include separate after-school social clubs for our boys’ choir, girls’ choir and teenage youth choir. They all combine to rehearse on a Friday evening, and further weekday evening choir practices are held for our adult church choir and chamber choir. At the weekend, we hold chorister training activities, and the choir sings for morning and evening services on Sunday.
The ancient walls of St Wulfram’s Church thus resound, all week round, to the voices of young and old celebrating, praising, worshiping and expressing prayer through sacred music, continuing an unbroken centuries old tradition, and building it as a legacy for future generations.
At St Wulfram’s Church, we are very proud of all our choristers, and all they achieve. In recent years, they have sung services in inspirational venues such as St Paul’s Cathedral, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, St David's Cathedral and York Minster, to great acclaim, in addition to all their singing here at St Wulfram’s.
Our children’s choirs begin from the age of seven – boys and girls are given equal prominence and training. Our mixed-voice youth choir (14-18) continues the training, so that members can sing in confident harmony. Currently our youth and children’s choirs have more than 40 members, drawn from many local schools. And our adult church choir and chamber choir is open to all ages of people who are willing to throw themselves into our choral community. If you or someone you know would like to join one of our choirs, please contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org , phone 07764 536483, or leave a note for me in the Parish Office. I am happy to arrange appointments to discuss choir membership.
Other activities our choristers enjoy together have included bowling, ice-skating, laserquest, rounders, football, pizza, quiz evenings, and ceilidhs. We are much more than just a choir!
And, of course, if you just enjoy hearing the sound of our church choir, please know that we all also enjoy the fellowship of creating music in your presence. We hope that, whether creating moments of inspiration or space for reflection, our choir’s music can help you in whatever small way in your life’s journey.
Dr Tim Williams, Director of Music
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Boys’ choir Tuesday 3.30-5.15pm Friday 6.00-7.30pm.
Girls’ choir Wednesday 3.30-5.15pm Friday 6.00-7.30pm.
Youth choir Monday 3.45-5.30pm Friday 7.30pm -9.00pm
Adult choir Friday 7.30pm -9.00pm
15 May 2019 - Friends of Cathedral Music
We are delighted to announce that St Wulfram’s Church has been awarded an Endowment Grant of £25,000 in support of choral scholarships from the Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM). This is an exciting and permanent boost to our initiative to develop and enrich the musical education of teenage singers, who have featured recently in articles published by the Royal School of Church Music as well as by the FCM. We are grateful to the FCM for their support of our choral foundation, and we look forward to welcoming representatives to St Wulfram’s Church in the autumn for the presentation of the grant.
Dr Tim Williams, Master of the Music
Fr Stuart, Rector