Tradition embraces innovation at St Giles’. Music is vital to the worship and ministry of this historic church. From the music of François Couperin to the swings of Jazz concerts, there is a varied scene, with an accent on education. The church dates back to the twelfth century, and the present choir of boys and men is said to date from 1857 when Mr Pickard Hall trained thirteen boys and twelve men. Since that time the church has been served by some eminent musicians: Sir Walter Parratt, later appointed Master of the Queen’s Musick, was organist here. Our three choirs now have a modern and friendly approach, which fosters musical excellence through rigorous and lively training. The choirs are at the heart of a thriving music scene. Concerts, opportunities to learn the organ, organ and choral scholarships, choir tours, academic study all add a lively musical strand to this historic church. Music at St Giles’ is lively, varied, and stimulating – do join us!