The choir supports almost all of the main Sunday morning services, performing an anthem most weeks, and sings as required for weddings and funerals. Members of the choir form the backbone of the Festival semi chorus supported by other local churches and singers. There is no charge for membership of the choir. New choir members would be very welcome – please contact the Director of Music.
The organ has three manuals and one pedal keyboard with electro-pneumatic action. The choir and great organs are located in the nave, while the swell organ is in the chancel. A technical specification can be found in the National Pipe Organ Register.
Click here to download a short video clip of Matthew Cooke playing the organ.
Matthew is recording a CD of himself playing organ music for special occasions. Anyone placing an advance order will enjoy a discount and the chance to vote for pieces they would like included on the CD. For full details and order form click here. See the Events page for details of the CD Launch Concert.
We also have a large Bluthner grand piano that is in good condition, and a De Bain harmonium. The harmonium was used to great effect by the Scott Brothers in their 2015 Petworth Festival performance.
The church is available for concerts and recitals. To arrange a musical event, please contact the Director of Music (who can provide accompaniment) regarding requirements.