Christ Church enjoys a flourishing musical life. We are greatly blessed by the variety of musical talent within the church and we do our best to draw on the many differing strands and traditions of Christian music. Both our Choir and Worship Group regularly lead worship for morning and evening services, and other groups including Taizé and Children's music group meet occasionally.
The Worship Group provides instrumental accompaniments for a range of contemporary worship music. It is a flexible ensemble including piano, flute, clarinet, viola, voices and occasional brass and saxophone. Currently, it meets fortnightly in the Music Room on Thursdays 8.00-9.30pm.
The Choir sings at one the main Sunday services each week and for occasional services during the week as required. Membership is open to children and adults. The main (adult) rehearsals are held in the Music Room on Fridays 7.30-9.00. We have recently reintroduced trebles' practice (Friday evenings at 6.45-8.00), and are delighted that we now have a dozen budding choristers. If you'd like to be a treble (or you know someone who would) do speak to the Director of Music .... trebles get pocket money, by the way!
The group meets on occasional Mondays at the home of Lizzy Graham for reflective worship. If you would like know more, please speak to Lizzy.
If you would like to offer your talents as a musician for any of the above, contact the church office or via the link above.
Tim Ingold trained at Trinity College of Music, initially from the age of eleven as a Junior Exhibitioner and then as a fulltime student after leaving school. With the PGCE completed at London University, he was appointed as a Songman in the choir of York Minster and Master at the Song School.
In the very wet and windy month of January 1990 Tim took up his position as a Lay-clerk in Gloucester Cathedral and combined this with work in the King’s School. As there were only six men singing behind eighteen strong trebles, this was a demanding time musically and vocally.
He is currently also Director of Music at the Richard Pate School in Cheltenham, where he started in 1993. Being almost full-time has given him the extra space in the week to do other musical activities like accompany the Thames Head Singers or sing with Schola Cantorum in Tewkesbury Abbey.
In his spare time Tim enjoys flying gliders from Nympsfield, which he's done since 1997.