Church Choir

Keston Parish Church Choir

If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Choirmaster, David Cook on 020 8289 5768 or email [email protected] or come along to our rehearsal on most Fridays at 2.30pm in Keston Church Hall.

Keston Parish Church is proud of it’s choral tradition

There has been an adult choir at Keston Parish Church since the late 1950s. It has been affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music since 1958. In November 2008 the choir celebrated fifty years of affiliation to the Royal School of Church Music by commissioning an anthem, O Praise ye the Lord, from local composer Ian Brentnall.

The main work of the choir is to lead the music at our Sunday 10am Holy Communion service (not first Sunday of the month – See First Sunday Singers). As well as singing hymns old and new from Hymns Ancient and Modern hymns and songs for refreshing worship and the Communion setting Mass of St Cedd by Peter Nardone we aim to perform an anthem twice a month and at  main Festival Services.

The Choir also sings at weddings and funerals, for which a fee is paid. Our highlight of the year is the annual Christmas Carol Service held on the Sunday before Christmas. See: YouTube extract from the 2014 Carol Service

For the 2019 Carol service we recruited members of the congregation and friends from other choirs which enabled us to present a choir of twenty five who were able to perform a wide range of carols.

We rehearse on Friday afternoons in the Keston Church Hall from 2.30pm to 4pm

At present we have a membership of around twelve whose ages range from 60+ to 90+. We are currently tenor-less. In recent years we have been exploring repertoire for two and three part choirs from the Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems and the Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems.

New members are always welcome!

Further details from our Organist and Choirmaster David Cook on 020 8289 5768 or at [email protected]

Keston Parish Church Choir

Previous Keston Parish Church Choir lineups

Keston Parish Church Choir lineup circa 2020

Keston Parish Church Choir lineup circa 2016

Our Vision Statement

To welcome and embrace all who come into this beautiful ancient place of peace to be blessed, healed and equipped by God for the challenges of everyday life.