Music at HHUC

Music plays an important part in our worship at HHUC. In our services we sing  a mixture of traditional and modern hymns and songs. Our services are usually accompanied on our Viscount Concerto Organ or on our Blüthner Boudoir Grand Piano. Occasionally our recorder players accompany some of the hymns and songs and we sometimes add a drum kit, depending on the style of music. We also put on concerts from time to time, using the talents of our church members or with visiting musicians.

Our organist is Peter Thompson. Peter began playing the piano at the age of 7 and the organ when he was 17, and has many years' experience of playing all styles of music.

Our director of music is Sue Thompson. Sue has been singing in and leading choirs for as long as she can remember. She ran our Recorder Group and Youth Choir for many years, and has arranged a mixed-voice choir to sing at special events. These include our annual Good Friday Choral Service and our Carols by Candlelight Service in December.

The Youth Choir sang Jonah-man Jazz, a short musical based on the Old Testament story, by Michael Hurd, at the morning service on Sunday 5th March 2017 to celebrate its 15th Anniversary.

The music at our Good Friday Service in 2014 was extracts from Bach's St John Passion. In 2015 we sang Charles Wood's St Mark's Passion, in 2016 we sang Stainer's Crucifixion, and in 2017 we sang extracts from Handel's Messiah, in which our soloists were Lizzy Thompson (soprano), Mike Thompson (tenor) and Greg Swinford (baritone).

For more details of our current events see our What's On page. For past events see our Recent Events page.

Services

We hold Sunday morning services at 10.30 am which last for about an hour, followed by refreshments.