On Saturday 11th October 2014 at 11 o’clock the junior members of All Saints’ Choir arrived for the first session of what proved to be an exciting and inspiring day working with JAN COXWELL a highly experienced singer, teacher and conductor who for many years was first soprano of the renowned Tallis Scholars.The first session started with movement (all round the church!), breathing and singing exercises, including a round to actions, called the Hand Jive.

At the coffee break the adult members of the choir, and some members of the other Parish choirs arrived and were taught the dances and vocal exercises, followed by some rousing renditions of O thou the central orb by Charles Wood.

After a much needed lunch break, the adults gathered together in a circle to work on Mudd’s Let thy merciful ears O Lord and Victoria’s O quam gloriosum before being joined by our Organist, James Cryer, for Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine.