Singing is one of the most delightful of the signs and symbols that make up the liturgy. Song has been called ‘the sign of the heart’s joy’, and an old proverb says ‘the one who sings well, prays twice.’ All the liturgical books and instructions published since Vatican II have strongly emphasised the value of singing, especially singing by the whole assembly.
(Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales)
The Music Group provides music for the 10.30 Sunday Mass and other special liturgies at Teignmouth, notably the very moving Holy Week Triduum: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.
Liturgical music never dominates but always serves. We aim to enrich the liturgy with hymns and songs that relate to the readings of the day.
The style varies according to the occasion and the season – new, old, or a mixture, so there is something for everyone. But we aim for it to be accessible to all.
Our instruments include organ/piano, guitar, violin, accordion and occasionally others. We have an enthusiastic and capable group of singers. We rehearse for an hour or so every 3 weeks in the Church at 7.00pm, usually on a Wednesday, to prepare for the forthcoming liturgies. Also on Sundays from 10.00am.
We very much welcome new singers and instrumentalists, including our young people, who are a vital part of our community.
If you enjoy singing and would like to participate, we would be delighted to welcome you. Please contact our music director Richard King at church, or on 07901 712115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Lists 2018
The Music List for 13 to 27 May 2018, is here
We meet at 10.00am for the 10.30 Sunday Masses at Our Lady and St Patrick, Teignmouth.