Osyth Church Choir
WELCOMES new members!
practice from 9.30am on most Sundays before the 11am service
For more information
Contact Hilary on 07934 494915 or email Allison Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul has a small, friendly
and enthusiastic choir with the ability to sing a wide range
course we love the traditional hymns, as well as singing anthems
during Holy Communion, and other major festivals & services.
We are always pleased to embrace new ideas.
are of different musical abilities. Ages range from 11 years,
to - well, we don't ask any more!!
meet regularly each Sunday at 9.30am before the main service
to prepare for the forthcoming services, festivals and special
you sing soprano, alto, tenor or bass and would like to sing
in our beautiful church? You are very welcome to come along
and join us.
ORGANIST & CHOIR MASTER IS ANTHONY BAILEY
(seen above with the choir), is a composer, clarinettist and
teacher, with a first class degree from the Royal College of
are always looking for new choristers so why not get in touch
07930 410 740 or email: email@example.com
you want to know more about Anthony why not visit
Our current organ was 100 years old on 21st December 2007, but
the earliest mention of an organ in this church was in 1853
when records show that there was a barrel organ in the west
gallery. This instrument must have been replaced soon after
because in May 1907 the local paper reported that "the
organ placed in the church 45 years ago, which was second hand
then, had broken down and the church authorities had decided
to replace it". In October that year the organ was removed
and conveyed to Felixstowe. Andrew Carnegie of public library
fame, offered to contribute half the cost and an organ fund
was soon underway.
December 21st 1907 the new 2 manual organ built by Richardson
& Sons of Manchester was erected. The total cost was £400.
So keen were the organ builders to introduce these instruments
into the Eastern Counties they "sacrificed some profits
to make this, their first organ in the counties, a real good
then the organ has continued to give good service. In 1961 Cedric
Arnold changed the oboe to a trumpet and in 1989 Peter Wood
overhauled it and moved it to its present position at the West
end of the Church.