Music at St Georges

St George's church offers a full diverse range of service and with it comes an equally diverse range of music. 

 All age praise services include choruses and songs which appeal to everyone. Often they are accompanied by the resident worship band. Other Sunday services include a mix of traditional and contemporary hymns and the services are usually sung to one of our communion settings two of which I have written. The morning service tend to be based around the Eucharist and this allows the small choir to present occasional anthems and also to introduce the congregation to new hymns and chants.

 

Evening services offer a variety of different forms. Evening prayer takes place each Sunday. Taizé Service is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month. This often involves students from the Secondary school in our parish, Ballakermeen High School. The service revolves around prayer, peaceful contemplation time and hauntingly beautiful chants. The service is sung by candlelight. Choral Evensong is offered on the 2nd Sunday of each month during the academic year. Book of Common Prayer Evensong is sung by friends of the organist, students from the school and the resident choir of the church. Full settings are sung of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis and the service includes versicles and responses, an anthem and an Introit motet.

The choir at St George's hold a good standard of musicianship and would be delighted to welcome new members. Further information can be sought from nicholas.j.roberts@icloud.com

 

The Organ

 Full specification for the organ can be found at

http://www.harrisonorgans.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Douglas-full-spec.pdf

 

 

 

The Organist

 The organist originates from Manchester and came to the Isle of Man in 1991. After studying music at Aberystwyth he trained to teach music and currently works at Ballakermeen High School. His interests include education, composition of music, musicals and anything Italian.