Music at Netherlee Church
Music plays a vital role in our worship, and we are lucky to have the services of Steven Crawford B.A., M. Mus. as our Choirmaster and Organist, not to mention our fine Hill, Norman and Beard 3-manual organ, restored in 2002. .
Our choir has over 30 members, who practise on Thursday evenings from September to May, and, each Sunday, sing an Introit and an Anthem, as well as leading the congregation in praise. They are a friendly bunch, with that invisible bond common to all choirs – and are always pleased to welcome new members.
Over the years the choir have taken part in many musical productions, including Fauré’s Requiem, Rutter’s Requiem and Stainer’s Crucifixion, and have entertained the congregation and friends at informal concerts – most notably to celebrate the church’s 75th anniversary in 2003.Each Christmas, the choir take an active part in the carol service and, at Easter time, more contemplative music is performed on Good Friday.
The choir’s repertoire has changed gradually over the years and many anthems are sung in four parts, while our music ranges from the traditional to modern - everything from Berlioz to Bell.
YOUTH PRAISE BAND
We also enjoy contemporary music and song from our Youth Praise Band, formed by our talented youngsters who play drums, guitar, violin and piano. The Praise Band, which is open to anyone between the ages of encourages our young people to invigorate and excite us all with their interpretations of Christian faith expressed in music.
Netherlee now uses CH4 during worship. This new Church of Scotland hymn book contains a wealth of beautiful words and music – many old favourites and some wonderful tunes from around the globe, binding us closer to our worldwide brothers and sisters in Christ.
For more information on music at Netherlee, contact Steven Crawford at email@example.com