Music has played a key part in Carrs Lane’s long life, and continues to do so. The music for services and various other events is overseen by the Church Musician.
Hymn-singing is an important element of the worship. This is led by the mixed-ability choir most Sunday mornings. Usually on the first Sunday of each month – and occasionally for other services – the choir sings an introit and anthem, drawing from their extensive repertoire spanning Renaissance motets to modern anthems. The choir rehearses on Sunday mornings, 09:45-10:15 and sometimes after the service at 12:15. New singers are always welcome: contact the Church Musician via the church office for more information.
Pipe Organ and Pianos
We are fortunate in possessing a very fine 3-manual pipe organ, built in 1970 by Hill, Norman & Beard, and incorporating some much earlier pipework from the organ in the previous church building. Further details can be found here. We have a Yamaha ‘Conservatory C5’ grand piano, and a Technics digital piano. All our instruments are regularly maintained in excellent working order by expert technicians.
Dr Tim Batty was appointed Church Musician in October 2010. Tim has previously held a variety of posts as an organist and / or chorister, gaining experience in all the major denominations in the UK, and was a former organ scholar at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.