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The Friends of St Thomas' Choir

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Official Website for the Choir of St Thomas the Apostle, South Wigston, Leicester

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St Thomas' Choir is one of the finest all-male parish church choirs in the country.  We are proud to maintain a distinguished tradition of training local boys in singing and music literacy, and many old boys have gone on to successful careers in music and the arts.  We work hard and have a lot of fun, both at home and on regular trips to sing at cathedrals around the UK.  We also give regular concerts and perform every Christmas on BBC Radio Leicester. 

If you are a parent looking for more information about the benefits that membership of St Thomas' Choir can bring to your son, click here.  If you have seen or heard us at a concert or radio broadcast, you are very welcome to add to our Guestbook.  If you would like to make a donation to help us continue serving another generation of musical young people in South Wigston, please click here.  Whoever you are, we hope you will enjoy browsing our website. 

The Choir of St Thomas the Apostle, South Wigston, Leicester was formed in 1890, and has given joy to generations of people at St Thomas' Church and at cathedrals around the UK.  Now one of the very few remaining all-male parish choirs in England, St Thomas' Choir continues to delight concert and radio audiences in Leicestershire and further afield. 

The vast majority of choristers come from  primary schools in and around Wigston, and many remain in the choir to sing alto, tenor or bass after their voice changes or 'breaks'.  At present every member of the full choir started their musical life as choristers at St Thomas', giving the choir an unparalleled reputation for continuity, tonal blend and sociability.   

The choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and has the rare distinction of being one of the very few Saint Nicholas Guild choirs, an honour awarded for consistently high standards.  We follow a structured vocal training scheme with boys passing through various 'grades', and medals awarded for musical progress and achievement. 
The choir is extremely fortunate to have the backing of The Friends of St Thomas' Choir, a registered charity which supports the work of the choir, promotes music education, and provides musical opportunities for young people in the Wigston area.  As well as providing fundraising and practical support, the Friends organise regular social events for choir members, and are an important part of the choir family.
The choir often receives invitations to sing in various Cathedrals in different parts of the country.  To date, the choir has sung at Leicester, Coventry, Lichfield, Bury St Edmunds, Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Ely, Peterborough, Southwell, Norwich, Bristol, Manchester, Chichester, Winchester, Lincoln, St Albans, Guildford, Southwark, Wakefield, Sheffield, Birmingham, Blackburn, Exeter, Ripon, Chester, York, Canterbury, and St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London.  The choir was choir-in-residence for a week at Durham Cathedral in July 2010. 
 

We hope you enjoy browsing our website.

 

"St Thomas' Choir can rival many Abbey and Cathedral choirs"

 Precentor - Bristol Cathedral

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