A choir school was established at the church in 1843, which provided music for daily choral services. The choir was widely recognised for its excellence, and choristers sang at the coronations of Edward VII, George V and VI, and Elizabeth II, as well as at Victoria's Jubilees. Among its alumni was Laurence Olivier. The school closed in 1968, at which point the boy's voices were replaced by sopranos.
The present-day choir maintains the exacting standards of its predecessors, and is now led by the Organist and Director of Music Timothy Byram-Wigfield.
All Saints has an important link to Rachmaninov: Vale arranged Rachmaninov's Mass with English words, which the composer came to hear twice, in 1915 and 1923, declaring himself pleased with the result. It is still sung on Palm Sunday.
Vacancy for Soprano and Alto
The Choir of All Saints Margaret Street has vacancies for two sopranos and an alto (counter-tenor or contralto). For details please email below.
Applications should include a brief covering letter, a c.v. with two referees, one of whom should be a member of the clergy.
Closing date for applications:
Friday 3 July at 5 p.m.
Parish Office telephone: 020 7 636 1788 (9-5 weekdays)
Requests are also welcome from singers of any voice part to audition as a deputy at any time.