There are sometimes vacancies in this mixed adult choir for competent singers aged 16 and over.
(This minimum age limit may sometimes be waived for ex-choristers who wish to continue singing in the Cathedral.)
Applicants should be good sight-readers, preferably with previous experience of Anglican church music, and prepared to commit to attending the majority of scheduled choir dates during the year (exceptions to this rule are sometimes negotiable, depending on your personal circumstances; please ask).
Former boy and girl choristers, choral scholars, lay clerks, etc, are particularly welcome, as well as others wishing to gain more experience of this repertoire.
The choir maintains a varied schedule of services in the cathedral throughout the year, but there is no commitment to regular weekly rehearsals.
In addition to our duties in the cathedral there are concerts and services elsewhere in the Diocese and beyond, and foreign tours (four to the USA and five to Germany already); our last tour to America was to Washington State in April 2010 (including an unscheduled extra week in Canada, due to the Icelandic volcano eruption), and we just returned from a tour to Germany in August 2015, which included services in Aachen Cathedral and collegiate and abbey churches in the Mosel Valley.
For more information about the choir, or to arrange an audition, please contact the choir’s Director, Douglas Henn-Macrae:
01634 683096 / 07989 407738
You can download an application form here:
Attendance Rules Auditions