Church Choir

The Church Choir

 

St Wilfrid’s Choir is a traditional SATB robed choir. We sing at both Sunday services each week and also at any extra services through the year. We are also available to book for funerals and weddings.

 

We are a thriving and flourishing part of parish life. We sing a wide range of scared choral music, ranging from the 16th century to the present day.

 

We are always looking for new members. Anyone in interested in joining should contact our Director of Music, Carol Kwater on 0787 927 3592, or by email: carol.ann.wareing@gmail.com

Director of Music

Carol Kwater ALCM, ARCO, LRAM

 

Carol Kwater is an organist, pianist and music teacher. Studying the organ firstly with John Walton at the age of 12, her other teachers were Eric Chadwick, Ronald Frost and Derrick Cantrell at the Royal Northern College of Music.

 

Carol was Assistant Organist at St Oswald and St Edmund RC Church and later held the post of Musical

Director at St John’s Church, Hindley Green and St Peter’s CE Church, Hindley, Wigan. For 10 years, Carol was Organist at St Oswald, but in May 2019, accepted the post of Director of Music at St Wilfrid’s Church, Standish.

 

Carol works as a Music Teacher with Wigan Music Service and accompanies the Youth Choirs. She also has several private students. Carol also has many years experience as an accompanist for examinations, both for vocal and instrumental candidates.

 

She is in great demand as an Accompanist, and has worked with many choirs and soloists in this role, including St Helen’s Choral Society, St Bartholomew’s Choir, Rainhill, Southport Bach Choir, the Tatton Singers, Exsultate and Bolton Festival Chorus.  Carol is the Accompanist for Wigan Choral Society and Standish Chorale.

 

She also performs many recitals, both as a soloist, and also in a duet capacity with her husband, Peter.

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