The Choir of St Oswald’s Malpas sung Evensong in Chester Cathedral on the Eve of Epiphany 2019.  The Canticles in Bb were by Stanford and the Anthem was No small Wonder by Paul Edwards.  The Organist was John Hosking and the Choir was directed by Stewart Smith.  The Choir was on top form and a number of tourists expressed interest in where the Choir was from.  The Choir has a busy term ahead which will include a number of services in Holy Week beginning with ‘The Passion of our Lord’ in words and music on Palm Sunday.  On Bank Holiday Monday 6th May the Choir will be singing Evensong in Hereford Cathedral at 5.30pm.  This will be the Choir’s first trip outside the Diocese.

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The Choir of St Oswald’s has a membership of 30.  It is building its repertoire of music from the Renaissance to the present day which it performs at the Sunday Services and Concerts throughout the year.  The Choir rehearses for an hour on a Thursday evening and welcomes new members.  We are currently recruiting young sopranos.

If you are interested in gaining a choral training in a friendly, inviting environment, please contact the Director of Music Stewart Smith. The Choir, under the direction of Stewart Smith has recorded some motets and anthems which can be heard on this website.  The Choir has sung Evensong in Chester Cathedral several times in recent years.

The music is further enhanced in the Church by the historic 2 manual Lewis Organ.

 Hereford Cathedral – May Bank Holiday 2019

THE CHOIR OF ST OSWALD’S CHURCH pictured at the High Altar in CHESTER CATHEDRAL following Choral Evensong
The Choir at Chester Cathedral December 2015 following Choral Evensong

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