Music at St George’s

St George’s has a long and distinguished history of organ and choral music stretching back to the 1880s, when the church was first consecrated. Our choirs represent teams of diverse, talented, and committed choral singers, who enrich our worship, Sunday by Sunday. A number of paid Choral and Organ Scholarships are available to those prepared to become core members of the Parish Choir and to assist with organ accompaniment.

The organ, built by TC Lewis in 1887 and enlarged to four-manuals and 44 stops by JJ Binns in 1902 is one of the most significant instruments of its type in the country. An Organ Restoration project is currently underway and details of how you can become involved can be found here.

The music is supported by Patrons of Music at St George’s. Subscriptions begin at just £25.00 a year, and Patrons make it possible for the choirs to perform with guest instrumentalists and to make cathedral visits.

The music is directed by Drew Cantrill-Fenwick. Drew is one of the UK’s most experienced and versatile church musicians, and has worked on three continents in cathedrals, schools and churches. He is a fellow and prize-winner of the Royal College of Organists and is in demand as an accompanist and recitalist.


Monthly Music List – June 2024

Please use these links to dicover how to become involved in Music at St Georges

Upcoming Music Events

A brochure of Services and Events in 2024 featuring the Parish Choirs and Lewis/Binns Organ of St George’s, Jesmond is available by clicking the adjacent button.

Please also visit out Events page for details on events coming up in the next couple of months.

Summer Recital Series

In 2023, our summer recital series ran from 5 May to 21 July and featured performances from: Drew Cantrill-Fenwick (St George’s, Jesmond), Daniel Cook (Durham Cathedral), Tim Harper (Ripon Cathedral), Paul Ritchie (Newcastle), Tamsin Brown (Carlisle), Chris Haresnape (Newcastle), Imogen Morgan (St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh), Ian Roberts (Newcastle Cathedral), Roger Muttitt (Durham School), Robert Marsh (Christ Church, Skipton), and Euan Goodwin (Hexham Abbey). Over £1200 was raised for the Organ Restoration Project!

The 2024 series begins on May 17th and runs until July 12th; all recitals are 1-145pm, admission is free with a retiring collection towards the Organ Restoration Fund. This year we’ve broadened the programme beyond just the organ; please click the adjacent button to view the full programme.

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