Christ Church Southgate is home to north London’s finest voluntary liturgical choir. With over 30 singers, both young and old, the choir can be heard singing at least twice a week on Sundays at both the Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong, as well as on major feast days. Our choir is passionate about music, proudly keeping alive the tradition of singing a full Choral Evensong on a weekly basis. Our current and past music lists can be found here.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns, our choir continued to support weekly worship with new recordings for our Virtual Church YouTube Channel. You can also find live archive recordings by the choir on our YouTube channel as well.
The mixed gender choir consists of an adult section of around 22 singers and a thriving junior section of 15 choristers. In addition to the regular Sunday services, the choir also sings for concerts, goes on tour both in the UK and in Europe, and makes occasional recordings. In July 2022, the choir led a live TV broadcast of Sung Mass from St Nicholas Basilica, Amsterdam, with the Dutch broadcaster NRO NCRV.
The choir performs a wide range of sacred music written over the last 500 years including renaissance polyphony by Byrd, Palestrina, and Tallis, through to twentieth-century and contemporary works by Chilcott, Dove, Duruflé, Forbes L’Estrange, Howells, Poston, Rutter, and Vaughan Williams. You can see details of the music the choir performs by clicking here.
The choir is always recruiting and if you would like to find out more about membership, either for yourself or your child, please email the Director of music at email@example.com. If you are aged 16-25, then you might also be interested in applying for one of our choral scholarships.
You can see more videos of the Choir here
The Christ Church Organ was built by J W Walker and Sons in 1870. It was subsequently enlarged to a three manual instrument in 1947, and was restored with new keyboards and pedal board in 2016. The Organ’s specifications can be found here.
Organists are available to book for weddings and funerals.