St. Augustine said: “to sing is to pray twice”. Music at all our Sunday Masses is highly valued. The musical facilities of the parish are supported and enhanced by many singers and instrumentalists.
As well as the choirs listed below, the parish has a variety of choirs including the Student Choir and the Filipino Choir. St. Edmund’s has a Walker organ, which was built in 1874 and contains 70 stops, over 2,500 pipes and is one of the largest in the City of Southampton.
St Edmunds 9am Choir
This choir leads the congregation in singing both modern and traditional hymns. New singers always welcome.
Contact: Mary Berridge
St. Edmund’s 11 a.m. Choir
This choir leads the singing at the 11 a.m. Mass at St Edmund's and on major feast days. New members are always welcome.
Contact: Carla and Bryn If you are interested in the choir, please contact Bryn via the Parish Office, or Carla via email - [email protected]
St. Joseph’s Choir
St Joseph’s Choir consists of approximately 20 people who assist the congregation at the 10 a.m. Mass at St Joseph's. New members are always welcome.
Contact: Celia Axton
Praise and Worship Choir
This choir formed after a one-off Gospel Choir workshop, which was so successful that the choir kept on going! The Praise and Worship Choir leads the Mass at the 7 p.m. Mass in St. Edmund’s, rehearsal 6 p.m. The choir was reformed in 2017
Contact: Ben & Gemma Nichols (co-ordinator)
If you would like to learn more about the Filipino Choir, please visit their Facebook page - https://en-gb.facebook.com/KoroFilipinoOfSouthampton/
Contact: Nalla Diamante
Contact: If you would like to learn more about the Student Choir, please contact Nick Guyer via the Parish Office