It was with great delight that Christ Church North Adelaide welcomed its choir back again on Sunday 5 September.
During this latest round of COVID-19 restrictions music had been limited to Cantors and our Pipe Organ played by our Organist and Choir Director Andrew Georg.
With the purchase of Singers’ Masks the Choir was able to return in full voice to lead the congregation in worship. These masks are specially designed for singing, with an expanded space in front of the mouth to allow for breathing and sound production.
As a traditional Book of Common Prayer parish, Christ Church seeks to follow St. Paul’s Exhortation to the Ephesians in Chapter 5 verse 19 to be “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”.
Fr. Stephen said, “The congregation were glad to be able to continue to gather to worship but were all missing the choir. Our talented musicians have continued to provide song each and every week, but there is something special about a traditional Anglican choir. We are glad they are back.”
The choir were able to lead the congregation again in the Hymns and Psalms and present the motet Ave verum Corpus by Mozart on its first service back.
As always Christ Church welcomes people from across South Australia to our choral services: Choral Eucharist at 10am on a Sunday and Choral Evensong at 6pm.
The Christ Church choir under Andrew’s leadership continues to produce a high standard of Anglican Hymnary.
Fr. Stephen said, “With the new singing masks we are able to continue to be led by our wonderful Choir in a COVID-safe way. The masks allow us to proclaim God’s praises. It is a joy to be able to offer such a high standard of worship during the pandemic and we welcome those who might like to visit us during this time.”