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Holy Trinity Church Choir

The Melford Church choir sings at the weekly 10.30 a.m. Sunday service and at the monthly 6.30 pm Choral Evensong which is held on the first Sunday of every month at Holy Trinity.

Choir practices are on Friday evenings at 7.30 p.m.  

We are always on the lookout for new members to join in with our singing, if you would like further information please contact David Hamand.

The choir of Holy Trinity Church 2009
The Organ

The main organ was built in 1867, slightly altered in 1892 and again rebuilt in 1983 by the same leading English firm of  J W Walker and Sons now based in Suffolk.  When first installed there were insufficient funds for the pipe work for the third manual, and so it was again in 1983.  This time, though, as well as useful improvements being made, the manual nearest the player was made a coupler manual combining the sound from the swell and great manuals. The result  is that what appears to be a three-manual organ is a two-manual organ with a manual coupler.  It is fortunate that standing at the far end of the north aisle, a favourite position at the time, the pipes have a good space in which to speak.  It is a comfortable instrument to play.  There are other larger and "better" organs even in the near-vicinity.  However they may have disadvantages; one with many really beautiful stops is difficult for the player who is not well sited to hear the effects; another is in a church with a really wide chancel.

The beautifully varied casson positive organ - again with plenty of  spotted metal - can be found in the Lady Chapel. We are fortunate indeed and were surprised when the Organ Club included Holy Trinity in its tour of South Suffolk in April 2000.

 

LUNCHTIME RECITALS

Every Wednesday at 1.10pm from mid May to mid September

Admission Free - Retiring collection for the restoration work at Holy Trinity Church

Light refreshments available

For This summer's recitals see Events calendar

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