Music

Headingley Methodist Church has a small but dedicated choir. For most Sunday services the choir sings an introit and sometimes also an anthem and, of course, the choir leads the congregation in the singing of hynms. The choir’s repertoire is extensive, covering sacred music ranging from Tudor times (Tallis, Byrd etc.) to the present day (Alan Bullard, Bob Chilcott, Philip Wilby and others).

The choir usually rehearses on a Friday evening at 6.30. Rehearsals last about an hour and are frequently very light-hearted affairs with plenty of laughter – often at the expense of the choirmaster! We also try to meet up as near to 9 on a Sunday morning as possible to have a quick run-through before the service.

The choir is always on the lookout for new members in all voice parts – if you are interested in joining our merry group then please contact the choirmaster.

The pipes of the Headingley organ

We are also fortunate to have a very fine three manual organ at the church. The specification of the organ can be found here at the National Pipe Organ Register.

The church does not currently have a regular organist, instead relying on two or three organists who play when they can. If you would like the opportunity to play this fine instrument then please contact our choirmaster.

The organ console