Music in worship
There is a very fine organ by Harrison & Harrison, reputed to be one of the best in the Scottish Borders. Our volunteer organist gives support at sung services and in the selection of hymns (Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New). Whilst most of the music is sustained by the church organ, a Church Music Group provides the music during the service on the second Sunday of the month (the same Sunday as Sunday School). The Church Music Group is thus involved in family services. The personnel and instrumentation of the group has varied over the years. The repertoire of the group depends on the experience and sight-reading abilities of the members.
We have several talented singers within the congregation who have taken part in musical events in the church and are active members of local choirs. A noticeable feature in recent years has been the performance of major works by scratch choirs at the Volunteer Hall, including a recent performance of the ‘Messiah’.