Choir

St Andrew's church has a small four-part choir led by our music director Jack Day, who is a professional opera singer. He and the choir are supported by church organist, Anne Clements. A few members of the choir can play the piano, so if the need arises, one of them is able stand in for the organist The choir participates in the Sunday sung Eucharist at St Andrew's and in other special events. Rehearsals are held each Thursday afternoon to practice the anthem chosen for the following Sunday service.

In November 2016 the choir performed selected pieces from Handel's Messiah, supported by a string quintet and soloists Imogen Roose - Soprano, Amy Sedgwick - Mezzo Soprano, Jack Day - Tenor, and Grant Doyle - Baritone. The programme for Handel's Mini Messiah can be viewed at the foot of this page. We are aiming to grow the choir and further develop its repertoire in the coming year. If you like choral singing and are interested in joining the choir, please contact jack@standrewandstalban.org.uk

 

Director of Music - Jack Day

Originally from South Australia, Jack has worked in the music industry for many years. He has toured extensively and performed on every content except Antarctica! His performing experience encompasses West End Musicals, Academy Award Winning films,

                 

Grand Opera, Oratorio, Concert, Cabaret, Corporate and Sporting Events and Street Theatre.Together with his wife Imogen, he is one half of the classical crossover duo ImagineJack. Jack directs the Choir of St Andrew and also the St Cecilia Chorus.

 

Organist - Anne Clements

Anne is the appointed organist for St Andrew;s Church. She plays at Sunday services and at other events as required.

Anne attends choir rehearsals and provides essential support for the choir and Choir Master, Jack Day.

Anne studied the piano from the age of five but only became really interested in the organ, and started having lessons, when she came home from university. Her degree was unrelated to music and at that time she was working in the City of London as an investment analyst, so organ practice was difficult to fit in! Over the decades since then she has played in many churches and she is delighted to now be regularly playing at St Andrew's on Sunday mornings and other occasional services, as well as playing for her "home church", St Mary's, College Road, Bromley (the church in which she grew up) in the evenings.