Music at Thornhill
Musical Director- is Dr Tony Mears
we are dleighted Tony will play and be in charge of music at both Churches.
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 near the end of a project 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.. There is some Admin support available.The Project ends in April 2019
Children regularly come into the church. Here are two photos from May 2016 when two local schools came to hear the restored organ demonstrated.
The Community Choir meets every Tuesday in Term Time at 415 and is led by a teacher from Musica Kirklees. It is open to all sectors of the community and focuses on the more popular repertoire. We have done three outside engagaments in the last year. See our separate Facebook page for more details https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=thornhill%20community%20choir%202017
Work in schools there are regular visits to church from local schools covering many different topics run by our specialist group of colleagues. In the Let there be Music project there is a major project in place at the two Primary schools which will culminate in two concerts on 21 and 22 June 2018. THis is being run as a partnership project with an experienced animateur.
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 Thornhill 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. A professional recording has just taken place with Gordon as artist and a CD will be available soon. For more information, please click here.
For more information about music at Thornhill Parish Church, please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony above.