All Saints’ has a long tradition of musical excellence and singing has always been at the heart of our worship. As St. Augustine says, “For he who sings praise, does not only praise, but also praises joyfully; he who sings praise, not only sings, but also loves Him for whom he is singing.”
The choir meets once a week on Friday from 7:30 to 9:30pm to practice the hymns set for Sunday and to prepare anthems that are sung during the liturgy.
Our repertoire is wide ranging from Byrd to Bach, Haydn to Harris, Rossini to Rutter, and from best-loved anthems to lesser-known beautiful pieces. What we sing very much depends on the strength of the choir, which varies from year to year. Some of our members have been singing in the choir for most of their lives. Others, because of their short-term stay in Milan, can only be with us for a few months, so there is always a need for more singers.
Anyone who enjoys singing and is interested in traditional Anglican music will receive a very warm welcome. In addition to the spiritual enrichment of singing sacred music, taking part in the choir is a joyful service offered to the entire community.
For the bigger events that take place during the year, such as Harvest, Remembrance Sunday, the Christmas Carol Service, Evensong in Christian Unity Week, Palm Sunday and Easter, even short-term commitments are welcome. It’s a great way to make new friends and sing beautiful music.
If you would like to receive further details about joining the choir, please contact the Chaplain.