Singers sought to complete line up of choir at St Osmund's Catholic Church, Gainford

SINGERS WANTED: New recruits are needed for the church choir at St Osmund’s, Gainford, near Barnard Castle.

SINGERS WANTED: New recruits are needed for the church choir at St Osmund’s, Gainford, near Barnard Castle.

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by , Reporter (Barnard Castle & Teesdale)

A CHURCH choir is looking for accomplished singers to complete its line-up.

The group sings at St Osmund's Catholic Church, in Gainford, near Barnard Castle, which is the base for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham's Darlington group.

The Ordinariate is made up of former Anglicans who have converted to Catholicism.

Priest in residence, Father Ian Grieves, said the aim was to bring the richness of the Anglican musical tradition to the Catholic church.

“We seek to perform church music to a high standard in its proper liturgical setting,” he said.

“Much good quality church music is performed now only in concert halls – we seek to perform it in the proper theatre, for which it was composed by some of the world’s greatest composers such as Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Mozart and Haydn, all of which are performed regularly at St Osmund’s.”

Fr Grieves said the choir was particularly keen to recruit tenors and male altos.

He said anyone interested must be able to sight read music and be prepared to make a regular weekly commitment.

Rehearsals are held every Sunday at 10am in the song room of St Osmund's Parish House prior to mass at 11.15am.

For more information, contact Fr Grieves on 01325-730191.

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