Music is integral to the life and worship at St Michael’s. Choral and organ music is interwoven with the liturgy which helps to create a timeless encounter with mystery, beauty and sound. Services are sung by St Michael’s choir led by an experienced Music Team.

To view or download the current music list, click on the bar further down this page.

The choir’s repertoire spans over six centuries and is characterised particularly by the use of Plainsong, English and European Renaissance polyphony and music of the Anglican choral revival from the past 150 years.

Find out about our choir practice times and how to join us. Our recently installed historic pipe organ has a detailed photo gallery and history.

Music Scholarships have been offered for several years for a small number of keen school or University students.  We may have one or two Scholarships for strong, committed singers. Auditions (Sopranos & Basses currently especially needed) usually take place during September; but new singers are always welcome to contact us for details.

You are warmly welcome to join us to worship, whether to sing or to listen. To support music at St Michael’s, click here to make a donation.

St Michael’s excellent acoustic and the beautiful interior of the church make it a very rewarding place to sing in, and a popular venue for choirs to perform and record in. Indeed, the lofty building was designed to have a generous acoustic, enhancing the natural human voice and creating a beautiful sonority to rival any other in the south west of England.

To book the church for a musical event, rehearsal or recording, please email

Read more about our occasional recitals and concerts on our music events pages.

Some of the church’s most cherished and celebrated services are characterised by distinctive and beautiful music. These are attended by people from far afield who return year after year. Such services include the singing of Tenebrae on Good Friday from the West Gallery, and other Festivals such as Candlemas, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Ascension Day, Corpus Christi, Michaelmas, All Souls’ Day and the Advent Procession, as well as Midnight Mass and the Easter Vigil.

Current Music List Music