Choir at St Paul’s Anglican Church Canterbury

The broad range in ages of the choristers is one of the choir’s great strengths and it is exciting to see our children growing up in the choir. Most of our teenage members started in the choir aged around eight years of age.

TheMusic at St Paul's Anglican Church Canterbury choir provides the opportunity for friendship and fellowship amongst those who love to sing.

Past experience is not a pre-requisite as education is an important part of the ministry of music. To this end we engage a choral consultant from time to time who works with individual voices and with the choir as an ensemble.

If you are interested in lifting your spirits through singing or extending the musical education of your children, contact our Director of Music, Dylan Quinlan-Baskett. 

You will be warmly welcomed.

The Choir

“Some Thursdays I am so exhausted after work I feel I just can not face choir practice; but I force myself to go and after 20 minutes of singing I feel rejuvenated – it is quite amazing really…”

St Paul’s has a fine tradition of choral music spanning many years and was one of the first Australian choirs to join the Royal School of Church Music.

The membership certificate hanging in the vestry is dated 1947.

The current Choir is a group of around 25 vital people, aged from 7 to 70-plus, offering their talents to enrich worship through inspiring music.

The Organ

The organ is a 2-manual pipe organ with electric action and 21 speaking stops.

Built in 1915 by George Fincham and Sons, it was enlarged in 1940 and 1942 and rebuilt in 1965 by Hill, Norman and Beard, with the then organist Ian Tyler as consultant

A selection from St Paul’s Choir

For the Beauty of the Earth
– John Rutter
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Irish Blessing
– Stopford

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Nunc Dimittis (Evening Service in B minor)

– Tertius Noble
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When in Our Music God is Glorified

– Stanford
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Agnus Dei

– Antonio Lotti
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Agnus Dei

– Viadana
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