St Bart's Choir

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Welcome to our web site!

This is the site for news and information
 about the Choir of St Bartholomew's Church, Rainhill.
We hope you enjoy reading about the choir
and its musical life.

"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul."
PLATO

Please click below to hear the choir sing  The Spirit of the Lord  in Buckfast Abbey October 2016 

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Please click on the link below to listen to the Choir singing Cantate Domino by Pitoni in Our Lady's Church, Ravensburg, Germany.

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In an era of diminishing church choirs, St Bart's stands out as one of the few remaining Roman Catholic parishes in the diocese to boast a flourishing choral tradition.
 
The choir of St Bart's celebrated its tenth birthday in 2006 and throughout its life has contributed greatly to the liturgical and musical life of the parish and Rainhill.  As a result we have a vast repertoire of music from plainsong to present day, from classics to modern, which enriches the weekly worshipping life of the parish.
 
The Choir is committed to regular churchgoing, as well as to attending the Thursday night practice. We sing at a Parish Mass every weekend of the year and at the major celebrations of Easter and Christmas.  We also sing at a large number of parishoners' weddings throughout the year, helping to make their celebrations more special.
 
In addition we hold musical events throughout the year, which may include formal and informal concerts, training days, vocal workshops and vocal tuition.   Our social activities have included weekends away, social gatherings or a simple get-together in the local pub after a rehearsal!

Click on the link below to hear the choir sing "Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake" by Farrant/Hilton

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Mission Statement
To enhance the liturgy through music
and thereby enrich the worshipping life
of the congregation of
St Bartholomew's Church.


Easter 2012
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This photo shows our beautiful church with the choir on the altar.

Our Choir, Easter 2012
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Peter Kwater is our Musical Director

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Peter Kwater & Pianist Carol Wareing