The source and summit of the Christian life is found in the sacred liturgy, most especially the Eucharist. We strive to promote the spiritual life of the Catholic students and the whole University by the worthy celebration of the Mass and Divine Office.
Singing and music is integral to our liturgy, and the work of the Chaplaincy Choir is therefore central to our life as a Catholic student community.
The Chaplaincy Choir is flourishing and numbers over a dozen singers. Its repertoire is drawn both from a living tradition of Gregorian Chant (both in English and in Latin) as well as from more modern hymnody, English liturgical settings and a range of anthems. The choir sings at Sunday 6:30pm Masses during term and at occasional other services (e.g. All Saints’ Day, Ash Wednesday, Advent Carols). Music is chosen so as to allow the participation of the whole assembly in appropriate parts of the liturgy while allowing the choir to enjoy singing more challenging pieces.
If you can sing, do come along and add your voice to the songs of praise!
The choir rehearses on Saturdays 5:00pm-6:00pm and each Sunday from 5:00pm before the 6:30pm Student Mass. It also sings at occasional other celebrations, such as Holy Days during term.
For more information on the choir and music at the Chaplaincy, please contact Sophie Horrocks and Tom Lark, Directors of Music.