The Choir website is currently being extensively updated, apologies if anything isn't quite where it should be at the moment.
Admin - 27/3/17

A very warm welcome to St. George's Choir website:

St George’s Church Choir has been in continual existence since the consecration of the church in 1897, and to this day enriches the worship at St. George’s with music from all periods. 

The church is flourishing and there are also many activities for families, do take a look at our main church website

In current times it has become unusual for a church choir to be flourishing, although happily, this is not the case at St. George’s! Under the stewardship of our Director of Music, John Horton, our numbers are steadily increasing and we are always delighted to welcome new singers. You may have sung in a church choir in the past, or have recently moved to the area, or just love music and singing.  We do however, ask for commitment, attending a Choir Rehearsal on a Thursday Evening and Sunday Services.

The Choir is open to anyone, Children and adults, for more information about the Junior Choristers and Adult Choir please take a look at the section 'About the Choir'.

The Choir are not professionals, we just love to sing, we work hard, and of course have a strong faith and a good sense of humour.

Applications for Choral Scholarships are now being accepted.

Visiting Choirs/Saturday Evensong:

We welcome requests from visiting Choirs who wish to sing Evensong on Saturdays throughout the year.
Dates and Service times are negotiable subject to the Wedding and Church events diary.
Please feel free to contact the Director of Music, John Horton, regarding a visit to sing at St. George's Church, Stockport. Contact details may be found in the Music Staff section of this website.

We've nearly reached the £40,000 milestone. There is still time if you would like to make a donation to  
St. George's Organ Restoration Fund. Please click on the "mydonate" button below:                                                                            


Forthcoming Services & Events:

9th April - Palm Sunday 2017 - 10.15am: 
Sung Eucharist, Procession and dramatic Passion reading. [Trebles & Adults].

Introit: Sanctus - Schubert German Mass
Missa Stopfordienses - Mayes
Anthem: Hosanna to the son of David! - Halls

9th April - Palm Sunday 2017 - 6.30pm: 
Procession to the Cross. [Trebles & Adults].

 A Service of lessons and choral music sung by the Church Choir to begin  Holy Week.

13th April - Maundy Thursday 2017 - 7.30pm: 

Choral Eucharist and stripping of the altars.
Setting: Missa Stopfordienses - Mayes
Anthem: Ave verum corpus - Mozart

14th April - Good Friday 2017 - 2.00pm:
Service of the Cross. [Adults]

Psalm 22 [Camidge minor chant]
Anthem: tbc

15th April - Easter Eve (Saturday) 2017 - 7.30pm: Vigil Service of light. [Adults]

A sung Service to mark the beginning of Easter, including the Exsultet and hymns.

Easter Day 2017 - 10.15am:
Festal Choral Eucharist: 
[Trebles & Adults].

Introit: This joyful Eastertide - arr. Wood
Setting: Festal Eucharist Service - Rawsthorne
Anthem: The Easter song of praise - Shephard

Easter Day 2017 - 6.30pm:
Choral Vespers: [Adults]

Extremely rare for St. George's and in place of Choral Evensong, the Choir sings the Service of Vespers (adapted for Church of England use).

Responses: Smith of Durham [adapted]
Psalm 82: [Turle]
The Easter Canticle
Magnificat: Evening Service in Ab - Harwood
Anthem: The strife is o'er - Ley

30th April - Easter (3) 2017 - 6.30pm:
Choral Evensong: [Adults]

Responses: Smith of Durham
Psalm 23: [Norris] 
Canticles: Dyson in C minor
Anthem: Christ is our cornerstone - Thorne 

Saturday Evensongs 2017:

Saturday 15th July  2017 - Time tbc:
Choral Evensong*: 
[*Sung by the Choir of St. Thomas', Mellor.

Music to be confirmed...

Saturday 9th September  2017 - Time tbc:
Choral Evensong: [Trebles & Adults].
(Heritage Open Day).

Music to be confirmed...