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 group or our string 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 runs our Recorder Group and Youth Choir, which meet every Friday during term time, and arranges 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 "Prodigal Rock", a short musical based on Jesus's parable of the Prodigal Son by Sheila Wilson, at the morning service on Sunday 6th March 2015 to celebrate its 14th 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, and this year we sang Stainer's "Crucifixion", in which our soloists were Mike Thompson and Greg Swinford.

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.