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The Choir

Continuing a tradition of musical excellence that stretches back to the consecration of the Church, the present Choir of St Matthew’s consists of boy and girl Choristers aged between eight and eighteen who are supported by a dedicated team of mixed male and female adult singers on the back row of the choir stalls. The large repertoire of the choir enables it to enhance the worship at St Matthew’s on a weekly basis and perform music to an exceptionally high standard to the Glory of God.

The Choir sings two services most Sundays in term time, in addition to which they have been involved in television and radio broadcasts, most recently on BBC4, and made commercial recordings, the latest of which was released in 2013. The Choir also pays regular visits to Cathedrals up and down the country to sing services, most recently Peterborough, Bristol and Leicester, as well as performing concerts at St Matthew’s and enjoying social events together. The Choir undertakes a week-long tour during August each year, to St Davids (2012), Portsmouth (2013) Carlisle (2014), Exeter (2015) and in 2016 to Chester.

The Church choir is supported by the newly-founded St Matthew’s Singers, an adult voluntary choir, who sing for the Choral Mass on Feast-days. The repertoire of this choir is constantly increasing and developing and exciting plans are afoot for the years ahead, including concert performances of
St Matthew’s commissions.

The entire music department is overseen by a Director of Music, Parish Organist and Organ Scholar.

The choir of St Matthew's

What they say about us…

  Become A Chorister  

The Director of Music, Thomas Moore, is looking to recruit BOYS from school year 4 to 7 and GIRLS from school year 5 upwards who are keen to sing and eager to learn.


See poster for details...


The 2020 St Matthew’s Day Commission


Director of Music, Justin Miller, talks about the 2020 St Matthew’s Day Commission.


The Choir


Read about the choir of
St Matthew's.


Learn about the great benefits of becoming a member of the choir and discover how to join.


Director of Music


Read about the Director of Music
at St Matthew's church.


Music Lists



Discover what music has been planned for the current month. You can also view music for previous months.



The Organ


Learn about the J W Walker and Sons organ.



The Piano



Read about our Yamaha C7 grand piano.



The Carillon



Learn about St Matthews's Carillon.



St Matthew's Music Foundation

Lord Lieutenant Launches
St Matthew’s Music Foundation

  Friends of St Matthew's Music  

Find information about Friends of St Matthew's Music and how to join.



FSMM Online Payment


Signup or renew your Friends of St Matthew's Music membership online.


Concerts & Recitals


Discover planned concerts and recitals taking place at
St Matthew's church.


Forthcoming Musical Events


Find out about future events.


The Musical commissions of St Matthew’s Church


Read about the history of music
commissioned St Matthew's church



List of Commissioned Works



A definitive list of work commissioned by
St Matthew's


Secure Area


A secure area of the website where members of the choir can gain access to various resources and information.


“The concert on St Matthew’s Day was a triumph, and I do congratulate Stephen and the Choirs on their marvellous work.”

(Dr Michael Nicholas, one time Director of Music, Norwich Cathedral)


“It is wonderful to see the rich musical heritage which has always been associated with
St Matthew’s thriving…”

(Malcolm Archer, Director of Chapel Music, Winchester College)


“Your choir is sounding really fabulous…”

(Director of Music, Wakefield Cathedral)



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