St Marys choirmaster Bob Pegnall is looking for new young recruits and there are plenty of good reasons for giving it a try, according to choristers Arthur (11), Eddo (9) and Laura Pickthorn (8), pictured right, who have been in the choir for four years, three years and six months respectively. Outlook asked them some questions about what its like to be in the choir.
What is a good age to start?
Eddo: 6-8 years or whenever you feel ready and happy to read the words of the hymns.
Do you have to be able to read music?
Eddo: No, but you must enjoy singing and learning new things.
What do you like best about the choir?
Laura: You get chocolate at Christmas and it is fun.
Eddo: You sometimes get paid for singing at weddings!
Arthur: All the choristers are very friendly and welcoming.
When is choir practice?
Arthur: Thursday evening 6.30-8.00 pm at St Marys House and 9.30 am on Sunday morning for the 10.00 am service.
Do you have to go to choir practice on Thursday nights?
Eddo: Yes, if you can but it doesnt matter if you miss them sometimes. The Sunday practice and service are important.
Is it fun being able to watch the congregation?
Laura: Yes, you can see everything going on.
Do you feel involved in the Service?
Arthur: Yes, because you are right at the front and everyone can see you.
Are there lots of spare robes to wear?
Laura: Yes, plenty!
Why not come along to a choir practice on a Thursday evening to see what it is like and bring a friend if you dont want to come on your own?
Further information from Bob Pegnall (Tel: 386822)
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