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All Saints Choir

All Saints Organ

  • Director of Music and Organist Luke Spencer
  • Assistant Organist Hywel Evans
  • Sub Organists are Nathan Petherbridge and Angela Morgan
  • Assistant to the Director of Music  Daniel Rogers
  • All Saints Organ Scholar Joseph Lyden
  • All Saints Junior Organ Scholar Lucas Lewis-Smith (sponsored by Maureen Donald)
  • Previous Organ Scholars Nathan Petherbridge, Michelle Davies, Rhian Morgan, Daniel Rogers and Sean Rees
  • Choral Scholars are  Hannah Lyden,  (tenor) Dan Rogers,  Joe Lyden and Alfie Williams
  • Ex Choral Scholars (now at University) who occasionally sing with the present scholars:  Reuben Nicholas ATCL (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, vocal studies, tenor) Ralph Williams (Royal Holloway University, music, Ralph is a counter tenor),Sean Rees ATCL (University College London, medicine) and Hannah Williams (University of the West of England, English)
  • Head Chorister: Gracie Williams
  • Assistant Head Choristers: to be appointed
  • Holders of the RSCM Gold Medal: Anneliese Pickard Davies and Carrie Thompson
  • 6 current choristers have passed the exam for the RSCM Silver Medal: Dan Rogers, Hannah Williams,  Reuben Nicholas, Hannah Lyden, Joe Lyden, and Georgie Ingmire.
  • 7 current choristers currently hold the RSCM Bronze Medal: Alfie Williams, Isobel Ace, Grace Williams, Andrea Davey, Lucas Lewis Smith and Carys Nelson
  • Supervisory staff for the young choristers include Mrs. Kath Williams & Dan Rogers
  • Tutors who assist with teaching RSCM medals and Voice for Life scheme include Directors of Music, Dan Rogers and Hannah Williams.

May Music Notes

New junior choristers

It has been wonderful to welcome some new younger members to the choir! Many thanks to Rev. Keith, Dan and Hywel for going into Oystermouth Primary School and enthusing the young people to come along. It was lovely to have them at the first service last Sunday (22nd May).

Other news:

We have been very pleased to welcome several new singers to the choir and we are still hoping to recruit some young choristers during this school term. The onset of important exams has meant that the junior section has been a little depleted lately.

Members of the choir have been building up an impressive new repertoire and the choral parts of our services have been much appreciated by our regular worshippers. We also plan to hold a monthly Choral Evensong at 5pm on the first Sunday of every month.

In April our choristers had the honour of being part of a choir that sang at a special Mass at St Joseph's Cathedral, Swansea, to mark the visit of the Vatican's Foreign Minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher. Luke Spencer was the Director of Music for the serv ice.

Plans are also being made for the Choir to sing the Sunday services at Brecon Cathedral on 7th August. We'll have more details about this in next month's magazine.

A selection of music recorded at All Saints Church Oystermouth.

Here is some organ music played by Leslie Ryan, simply click on the title to hear the music.

Here are some hymns sung by the All Saints Church Choir with Penny Ryan directing the singing and Leslie Ryan playing the organ

Here is a selection of music played by Daniel Rogers, Organ Scholar 2009-2011 at All Saints Church. Dan was also a choral scholar at All Saints. Recorded 2012

All Saints boy chorister Dominic Caselton sings Mendelssohn's O for the wings of a dove followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Pie Jesu from the Requiem Mass, Dominic is 13. Recorded 2015.

All Saints tenor choral scholar Reuben Nicholas sings items with organ accompaniment by Leslie Ryan.  Reuben was 16 when recorded these items. Reuben was a Choral Scholar at All Saints

Organ Scholar 2011- 2013 Sean Rees ATCL  plays a selection of music. Sean was a choral scholar at All Saints. Recorded 2013.

Junior Organ Scholar   2014-   Lucas Lewis-Smith, aged 14, plays some short arrangements of well known melodies (recorded 2014)

Organ Scholar Joseph Lyden  2015-   plays some short voluntaries. Joe is a tenor choral scholar. Recorded 2015)

Choral Scholars Reuben Nicholas (tenor) and Georgie Ingmire (soprano) sing a duet version of Panis Angelicus (Franck) recorded 2015

Carrie Thompson who was a member of All Saints Choir and now studying singing at the Royal Academy of Music performs the lovely Pie Jesu from Fauré's Requiem, accompanied by Les Ryan (organ). Carrie achieved the RSCM Gold Medal and the ATCL singing diploma whilst a chorister at All Saints