Choir singers needed for Christmas events

By Sarah Edwards at

With the busy lead up to Christmas for St Edburg’s Church Choir in Bicester now in full flow, a call has been made for new members.
The Choir provides an important backdrop to the 11am Sunday Services as well as leading the carols around Christmas time, hymns and anthems for festival days and Sung Evensongs.
St Edburg’s Organist Tim Jones said: “Being part of the Choir is a fantastic opportunity which provides much enjoyment and fun. Members are part of a team and serve a really important purpose throughout the year, as well as in the build up to Christmas. Any new member would be warmly welcomed.”
The Choir rehearses in St Edburg’s church every Saturday morning from 9 to 10 o’clock. If you are interested or would like to find out more information either go along to a rehearsal or contact Tim Jones tim_jones145@hotmail.com or Janet Puddick puddick4xa@btinternet.com, visit www.stedburgschurch.org/groups/music or call 01869 323375.
Janet Puddick, St Edburg’s Choir Trainer, said: “We are always in need of any new voices, but we would particularly like some more sopranos and trebles (younger voices) – those who can sing the top line, or the tune. Families who like to sing together would be especially welcome.
“The choir have the Nine Lessons and Carols Service in the evening of December 18 to prepare for along with all the traditional carols with their descants for the Christmas Festival itself and we will be singing at the Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of December 9, 10 and 11.”