Music And Choir
Music is an important part of our worship of God – it has the ability to lift and inspire us in a way that words alone can’t do. We have a fabulous tradition of choral singing at All Saints which stretches back for more than a century, but we also enjoy modern musical approaches too!
A selection of robed choristers
The choir (which currently stands at about 20 members) sings regularly at Sunday services, festivals and at weddings, choral music makes our Christmas and Easter celebrations very atmospheric and memorable. Music at Aston church services is usually led by the organ or piano. The choir are a mixed, robed choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass) singing in harmony at services and leading the music of the church. They are a capable choir. The choir includes people of all ages, from 12 upwards and of all experience levels. They lead the congregation in singing hymns and have a large repertoire of sacred choral music from the traditional to the modern for all forms of church service.
The choir are also available to sing at weddings and will really support your guests' singing. The choir may also sing for weddings at other churches in the area - just ask us about your requirement.
The choir are always welcoming to new members of any age or experience and would encourage prospective members to come along and give it a go as we grow on any Thursday evening 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - singing is great fun.
Church music now varies over a wide range of genres and styles. Here at Aston we believe in a suitable 'balance' of music styles appropriate for the service. For example on an Evensong the music will usually be very traditional and choral led whereas in an All Age Worship service the music may sometimes be piano or guitar led. Choir led communion will lean towards the traditional, whereas congregational communion will be more modern in feel. Festival services will be bright and joyous whilst services during other liturgical periods may be more thoughtful and reflective. Here at Aston we understand that music in church is there to support and enable worship appropriate to the church calendar. There is a book at the back of Aston church where people can list their favourite hymn or worship song so that we can plan it in to a service where appropriate, please do feel free to let us know your favourite hymns!
Music Steering Group (M.S.G.)
Music at our church is managed via a small team called the Music Steering Group including Chairman Chris Ward and representatives from the choir and congregation. This helps us to ensure music follows the path set down by everyone at All Saints Church. Minutes from these sessions are made available on church notice boards.
Aston Church Choir during the Covid-19 Lockdown period continue their Thursday rehearsals via the internet. They also recorded new music during this period on their home phones and by sending the recordings to the studio they could be compiled together, this included a number of worship songs for a digital album launch THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.