Music

Augustine said that "When you sing to God you are praying twice"
- and music plays a vital part in the life of our church.
 

The music at Hinckley URC is a blend of traditional and contemporary.  For Sunday worship we are led by a combination of organ, choir and either an acoustic worship band, or the youth band known as "The Mundiband".  (For more information on the Mundiband please click on the Youth section of this website.)  The two worship bands tend to play the more contemporary worship songs.

The church also has a magnificent historic pipe organ, which is put to good use for traditional hymns and organ voluntaries.  The organ was restored in 2007 and is used for recitals as well as being available to organists for practice purposes.  The organ was designed by H.J. Gauntlett and was built by G.M. Holdich - for more information on Holdich or about the organ please click on the following links.

Link to Holdich Family History Site           Link to National Pipe Organ Register

The choir leads the singing and also on occasions offers prepared items.  Our choral music is a mix of old and new, seeking to maintain four-part harmony singing where possible including music sourced from the World Church.  We meet to practise (choir and band) every Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.  The practice begins with a short prayer followed by rehearsal of the hymns and songs for the following Sunday.  We might then look at new material - worship songs or choir pieces - or perhaps dust off some music that we haven't sung for a while!  Our Thursday sessions are informal, good humoured and also a time for close fellowship.  We are always keen to welcome new recruits - no audition necessary!

Our choir also takes part in Free Church Choirs events nationally and regionally - see The Free Church Choirs Website for more information.