Music in the Harling Benefice
“Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.” (Isaiah 12)
Music has been a central feature of Anglican worship for centuries, and the music team at East Harling aims to maintain, enhance and develop this great tradition in our benefice. The purpose of the various groups is to glorify God and to encourage ourselves and others to worship Him through our singing and playing of instruments. We try to take the best of traditional and sacred music and in both groups there is a happy spirit and enjoyment of working together.
In our weekly worship music helps to set the mood of the liturgy; to focus the mind on God’s presence here with us; to share with God and each other our celebration of Christ’s victory over death; and to offer back to God the gifts he has given each of us, whether singing or playing of instruments.
All the groups are committed to maintaining the highest standards of music in worship. Part of this commitment includes the filtering of current repertoire to include the best examples of traditional music, while continually adding new compositions to our repertoire, whether choral anthems or worship songs.
Our organist and choir master is Tom Hilton