The historic choral tradition of St Laurence’s was first recorded in 1492, making it one of the oldest choirs in England, a country famous throughout the world for its unique choral heritage.
At St Laurence’s we have very high musical standards. We are a choir of children and adults, and are the only professionally run church choir in South Shropshire, led by our Director of Music Shaun Ward. The full choir sings at the Sunday morning 9.30am Parish Eucharist, and the adults also sing choral evensong twice a month and choral matins twice a month. We have many major events throughout the year including a solemn choral requiem in November, Nine Lessons and Carols by candlelight in December, as well as other orchestral choral services at Easter.
We are now recruiting Boys and Girls 7–9 to join our successful choir. We also welcome enquires from experienced adult singers and offer choral scholarships to young sopranos, altos, tenors or basses.
The church choir year is broadly similar to school terms, with one week holidays after Christmas, Easter and all of August free, as well as the second weekend of half terms.
Thursday 5.30 - 7 pm
Sunday Parish Eucharist 9 am Rehearsal 9.30 am Parish Eucharist
(Choristers often share lifts, so the weekly commitment becomes easily manageable)
Thursday 6.45 - 8 pm
Sunday Parish Eucharist 9.00 am rehearsal 9.30 am service
Twice a month Choral Matins at 11.30 am and twice a month Choral Evensong at 3.30 pm with rehearsals 30mins prior to each service
Prospective choristers (pre-probationers) usually attend rehearsals at first and sunday services for a trial period of four weeks .
Watch our recruitment video here
Visit the church, email or phone the Director of Music Shaun Ward firstname.lastname@example.org or 07977 536843 if you want to find out more.
This is a great opportunity for children,
learning to sing at a young age is a gift
they will treasure throughout their lives.
Shaun Ward MSc MA BMus(Hons) LTCL
Director of Music