Come and Sing at Thomas Coats Memorial Church

This coming Easter we will be hosting a Come and Sing event to raise funds for the church. The Crucifixion by Sir John Stainer is known and loved around the world, with his lyrical solos to the flinging wide the gates (with tuba fanfares!). We last performed this work in 2010, when a recording was made – the final copies of this will be available to purchase on the night.

thomas-coatsJoining us for the performance will be organ virtuoso Christopher Nickol, and vocal soloists Kieran White and Nick Cowie from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Full details of the event, and the booking form for singers are attached. Audience tickets will be available on the door.

This event will be the first of many this year to use our famous 4 manual Hill pipe organ. The organ has been silent for the last few weeks as expert restoration work has been carried out on the main bellows below the church.

Starting in April we are delighted to announce a series of free recitals on the organ. It is hoped that, if successful, these will become a regular feature at TCM.

The first three recitals are:

  • Sunday 21st April, 4pm:       Matt Edwards (TCM)
  • Sunday 19th May, 4pm:       Laurence Caldecote (Nuneaton)
  • Sunday 16th June, 4pm:       Christopher Nickol (New Kilpatrick)

Each recital will be approximately 40-45 minutes and entry is free – yes FREE!

It is hoped to have CCTV in place so that the audience can see what happens at the console.

Thank you again for your support of our work at TCM, for more details on the church, music and concerts please visit our website: The website also includes several video clips of the organ in action.

We look forward to welcoming you back to TCM in the coming months!

Download the application form StainerForm-300313