Music is an important part of our life here at Christ Church - from the Parish Eucharist with full choir to an all age celebration with the instrumental group. And every day at Morning and Evening Prayer simple chant is used to sing the canticles, and we have a regular cycle of concerts and recitals. 

The Choir sings each Sunday at the 10 am Parish Eucharist, except on the first Sunday of each month and in August. Rehearsals take place every Thursday in term time at 6.30 pm. It has been great to have a recent influx of young probationers joining the choir and new singers are always welcome. Please simply come along to a practice or contact Christine Alp via the Parish Office (01423 530750).


The Music Group plays at the 10 am All Age Parish Eucharist on the first Sunday of each month. Music is available at least a week in advance (including transpositions for Bb instruments), and the band normally meets at 9 am on the morning of the service to run through the music. If you would like to find out more, please simply come along to a practice or contact Christine Alp via the Parish Office (01423 530750).


Please do join us for our lunchtime recitals. The next one will take place in church on Wednesday 5th September at 12.15pm and will include a wonderful Piano recital by Adam Parrish.

Travelling - A.Parrish
Variations on "All things bright and beautiful" - Arr A.Parrish
S.O.S - Abba (Arr. A.Parrish)
Eleanor Rigby - P.McCartney (Arr. A.Parrish)
Summertime - G.Gerschwin
Summer Airs - A.Parrish
Sweet Georgia Brown - Arr. A.Parrish
Historic medley - arr A.Parrish featuring.....
Berceuse - G.Faure
Swan lake - P.Tchaikovsky
O mio babbino - G.Puccini
The Jig - R.Wakeman

Adam's first Musical memory was when he went to see keyboard player Rick Wakeman for his 5th Birthday. A few weeks later a Keyboard was acquired and since then his love for Music has grown continuously. He is a Pianist, Oboist, Organist, Composer and Musical Director and has completed a BA Music degree at York St John University. He currently holds posts as Musical Director for the Selebian Singers (Selby Choral Society) and also Organist for the Churches of 'Whittington benefice' in the North East Chesterfield district. For a short time he was also Director of Music at Tadcaster Parish Church and still plays Organ there occasionally. The Venues that he has performed at have included the London Royal Albert Hall, Renishaw Hall, Chatsworth House, Durham Cathedral and the National Centre for Early Music. Furthermore he has recently worked with Adam Wakeman, Nikki French (Eurovision), John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Jonathan Ansell (from G4), Kate Rusby, Gordon Giltrap, Marisa Johnson and Rebecca Newman. In Addition he takes a keen interest in Musicals/Pantomimes and regularly plays in or directs pit orchestras. His output of compositions is growing and recently he has had pieces performed in prestigious locations such as York Minster and also the annual Oboe festival in Sydney (Australia) To find out more about Adam, please visit his website -

LUNCHTIME RECITALS normally take place on the first Wednesday of the month starting at 12.15 pm in church, and a light lunch is on offer afterwards in the Parish Centre.

Forthcoming recitals:-


Wednesday 7 November - Adrian Selway - with a  talk on musical  and social history illustrated with various musical interludes on the piano. An event not to be missed!


Wednesday 6 March - Dr Anthony Hammond -  Organ recital. Please visit to find out more.

Wednesday 1 May - Nick Fletcher - Classical Guitar.

Wednesday 5 June - Voix Celestes - female singing group from Knaresborough.









Wednesday 5 June - Voix Celestes - female singing group from Knaresborough.



Christ Church,
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Christ Church,
1 Nov 2017, 03:49