Organ and choral music have a long, rich history in worship across many faiths and denominations.

The organ may have been introduced into Christian workshop as early as the 7th Century, and its use can be traced continuously to the present day. As a prominent feature in many churches, pipe organs can also play an important evangelical role in the Church's outreach to the community via sacred concerts, music series, and other musical and cultural initiatives.

Depending on the size and requirements of each individual place of worship, the role of organist, choral director or head of music can be full-time, part-time or ad hoc. At church level, roles typically include selecting appropriate music for organ voluntaries, leading the hymn singing and responses, and either leading choral and other musical activity or accompanying, or arranging, rehearsals and performances by choirs and other musicians.

Our current resources for those working to incorporate organ and choral music into worship include:

  • Playing for worship