Our Worship Music Group is comprised of a number of enthusiastic singers, with the sole role of supporting our worship through music. We support the singing at every Sunday morning Mass through the year, 52 weeks a year, together with the major festivals of Holy Week, Easter and Christmas. In additional we sing at Advent and Christmas carol services. Our repertoire covers hymns, worship songs, responsorial psalms, traditional motets and anthems, solo and a capella works.
Specification details of our Conacher organ can be viewed here.
Music Group Practices are normally held on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm but it is not always possible to meet every week – the practice calendar is planned in two month blocks as seen below. New members always welcome, all ages , all abilities. No audition required – come and talk to a member of the group or Alistair McCormick, to be found at the piano or organ on Sundays!
Practices from March 2020
Practices in church are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Learn New Hymns & Songs
We like to introduce new material at St Julians as often as possible. Reference recordings of hymns and songs we have either recently introduced or plan to do so in the near future can be seen here. They are provided in order for everyone to enjoy and learn at your own speed. Where possible they include lyrics. If you are viewing this on a desktop PC you’ll see samples of the recordings on the right hand side of the page.
Each Sunday and Festal Mass at St Julian’s is sung with great joy and to keep our worship fresh and grounded, the musical setting used to support the central Acts of the Mass are varied frequently. We seek to draw on the musical talents of Christian composers from across the globe who are using their own skills in our current time to glorify God in His Most Holy Sacrament. The current setting can be auditioned on our Mass Setting page – use this to help familiarise yourself with the new setting and learn a bit more about where each part comes from.