Music

The All Saints’ Choir is a committed group of singers who sing at the main Sunday service and at other occasional services during the week.  We are always glad to welcome new members with singing ability.  You will find us to be a friendly and welcoming team of singers. We rehearse on Sunday mornings both before and after the service in order to maintain a wide repertoire and high standard of performance.  We occasionally give concerts and take part in the annual East Finchley Arts Festival.

You may not feel able to commit to every Sunday but would like to sing with us on an ad hoc basis. We would be happy to discuss this with you and encourage you to have a word with our Organist and Choirmaster.

Contact for more details:  Mark Denza
(020 8441 2813).

 

History of Music at All Saints'

The first London performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noyes Fludde  took place at All Saints’ in 1959 and the Finchley Children’s Music Group found its beginnings here.   The unique acoustics of the building have led to it being used by several recording companies and many international artists have been recorded here.

The organ was built by Alfred Hunter at the end of the 19th Century and originally stood in a church in South London.  Hunter used to show it to prospective clients.  It was brought to All Saints in the early 1950s, the church where it was originally housed having been damaged in the 1939-45 war. In 1992 All Saints’ was reordered and the organ was removed to the newly created West Gallery from where the choir also sing.    It was rebuilt by Bishop & Son and is a 3 manual instrument of 41 speaking stops.