Music at Thornhill
NEWS- new Community Choir
A generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has made it possible for the organ to be restored, and we plan to have the whole community learning and participating in live music in the church. For more information on the scheme, please click here.
We are currently working to develop the music offered at Thornhill Parish Church. This includes developing the exisiting choirs in the Benefice churches, setting up a community choir, and building on our musical links with local schools. If you have any ideas for activities that you think we should be offering, please do get in touch.
Our new Admin officer has now been appointed and will start on 1st September. More information soon.
Children regularly come into the church. Here are two photos from May 2016 when two local schools came to hear the restored organ demonstrated.
We are delighted that our new Director of Music is now in post. Janine Ugule is an experienced organist and choir director mostly working as a professional musician around the Barnsley area. Her brief includes developing our work with schools in the area and helping them enjoy music and in particular the organ. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The choir in the Benefice is a friendly group of singers who meet for the love of singing, anyone can sing with the group, and it does not matter how much experience you have. There is no need to audition.
The choir rehearses at the church on Wednesday evenings, 6.15-7.15 pm. Everyone is welcome to join - just come along and give it a try!
Concerts and Recitals
The church has an active concert series and welcomes artists and performers from across the region. For details of upcoming performances, please click here.
The recently restored organ at Thornhill is a fine two-manual Binns instrument. It was restored by Malcolm Spink in 2015. The opening recital was given in May 2016 by the renowned organist Gordon Stewart. For more information, please click here.
For more information about music at Thornhill Parish Church, please contact the MD - above or Brian at email@example.com