Music and Choir

The Church of the Ascension with All Saints has a strong musical tradition.

The choir sings SATB anthems weekly at Sunday morning’s sung Mass. Rehearsals are on a Thursday evening, 6:30pm to 7:30pm and new members in all four voices are very welcome. We are a friendly, non-audition choir but the ability to read music is helpful.

We also sing in fundraising concerts and the annual Music and Mirth Evenings.

The choir is accompanied by our organist, John Utting, and our musical director is Jessa Lee.

A picture of the choir at the choir supper, August 2019
Church choir supper, August 2019. Farewell to Carrie who is off to Oxford to study music.

Carrie Penn, our previous director of music, is a talented composer as well as conductor and has written several pieces which the choir has premiered at the Church of the Ascension with All Saints. To hear two of them, sung by the choir, use the links below:

Ash Wednesday

Christmas Bells

The AWAS Choir has kept singing through the Coronavirus crisis by recording our parts separately and putting them together!