Music

Sunday Services

The services at Saint Paul’s are embellished with music every Sunday and on special days through the year.

Music
Click image to see the Choir repertoire

There is a very large repertoire of Plainchant masses, Polyphonic masses from the 16th and 17th centuries, settings from the Viennese tradition and modern settings, including a few special commissions.


Concerts

S. Paul’s also hosts concerts for the Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) each autumn, including the BREMF LIVE! series for young artists, and the church is the rehearsal venue for the BREMF Community Choir and BREMF Consort of Voices.

Other regular performers at S. Paul’s include The Brighton Singers and the Brighton Chamber Choir.

Brighton from the sea
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The Choir

S. Paul’s has a small but confident choir which offers excellent support to anyone wanting to improve their repertoire, musicality, and sight reading.  

If you would like to join the Choir please note we currently have no Director of Music, so please ask at the organ after Mass or contact
the Church Administrator Mr John Burdett – 01273-203231 (Church Office)
stpauls@live.co.uk

Choir

Wedding Venue

The interior of S. Paul’s is the picture perfect setting for a traditional church wedding. Newly restored after the devastating fire at Christmas 2010, the beauty of the church will add so much to the joy of your special day.

Your wedding, whether it be simple or grand, can be celebrated within the traditional Church of England Marriage Service or a Nuptial Mass.

S. Paul’s can also provide a wide selection of joyful wedding music and our excellent choir.

Are you thinking of getting married in S. Paul’s?

We are currently awaiting a new Vicar, so please contact the Church Administrator, John Burdett : 01273-203231. He will put you in touch with clergy who will be very happy to discuss and help plan with you your wedding, seeking to include personal elements in readings and music as well as those required by law, whenever possible. Also, S. Paul’s can be available for Services of Blessing (Prayer and Dedication) following a Civil Marriage.

Comprehensive advice is also available at
the Church of England Wedding web site.

There are plenty of photo opportunities in the church precincts, the celebrated Fishermen’s Vestry, the Vicarage Garden and lively West Street.

Wedding
© Steve Larkinson 2009

Between the Station and the sea, in the heart of the old town, S. Paul’s is surrounded by Brighton’s best hotels and plentiful parking.


The Organ

The church has no less than three organs. an excellent organ which was built by George Hunter of Clapham and inaugurated in August 1893. It was renovated and augmented between 1968-70.

However, the ravages of time and the great fire in 2010 have greatly reduced the organ’s functions and made it very difficult to play.

When it was decommissioned for cleaning after the fire, its place was taken by a small, sweet-voiced electronic chamber organ. Now, alas, the ancient bellows have almost expired and sound like a faulty air-conditioning system.

Organ console
For specifications please click the image

We now have a new full-sized Viscount digital organ which will serve us very well until the pipe organ is fully reconditioned.


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