Choir Director: Phillip Linquist
Organist: Peter Hamilton
The choir supports and enhances regular worship on each Sunday at the traditional 9am morning service . We also sing a traditional Evensong four times each year; we contribute to funerals, memorial services and weddings when required.
We welcome anyone who would like to join us. There are no auditions; we ask only for a love of sacred music and a duty of commitment. Contact the Director Phillip if you would like to sing with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We sing sacred music covering many genres; from the middle ages to the present day. Our organist, Peter Hamilton, is also a composer and regularly writes new pieces for us.
The choir has been in continual operation in the parish since 1914.
We sang services in Winchester Cathedral for a week in August 2001 to celebrate the Pymble parish’s centenary and have returned to England and Ireland regularly since then to sing services in five more cathedrals during their long summer holidays. The choir's next tour is to Salisbury Cathedral in July 2023.
The choir has been a member of the Royal School of Church Music NSW Branch since its inception in 1955.
FORTHCOMING CHORAL HIGHLIGHTS 2023 (as scheduled; subject to change)
Saturday 28th February - Lenten Evensong 5pm
Saturday 1st April - Messiah presentation 6.30pm
Friday 7th April - Good Friday Service of Word & Song 8.30am
Sunday 9th April - Easter Day Communion 9am
Saturday 20th May - Ascension Evensong 5pm
Sunday 18th June - Huguenot Service 2pm
Saturday 24th June - Choir Tour Commissioning Service 2pm
Monday 10th - Sunday 16th July - Choir sings at Services at Salisbury Cathedral
Hyfrydol: St Swithun's Choir monthly e-newsletter
Hyfrydol (meaning "cheerful") is a Welsh hymn tune that has been used as a setting for hymns such as: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling; Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus; I Will Sing the Wondrous Story.
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