Cathedral Choir to sing in Rome

Cathedral Choir to sing in Rome

Canterbury Cathedral Choir has been given the honour of singing at a special service in Rome next month attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope. The 21 boys and 12 lay clerks (adult members of choir) will join the Sistine Chapel Choir at the service which will combine elements of Anglican Evensong and Catholic Vespers. The service on…
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A unique opportunity

A unique opportunity

Canterbury Cathedral Choir is looking to award substantial scholarships to talented boys who would like to join  in September 2017. Auditions (also known as a voice trials) for boys aged 7 and 8 will be held on 5 November 2016 but parents are encouraged to contact Cathedral Organist Dr David Flood as soon as possible if they know their sons enjoy singing and think…
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Choir members bid farewell

Choir members bid farewell

Members of our Cathedral Choir are now taking a well-earned summer break and visiting choirs from the UK, China and the USA will joining us for services, concerts and recitals during July and August (see our Music List). On Sunday (17 July 2016) the Cathedral bade farewell to some of the young people who have been at the heart of its musical life. Founding members of the…
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Canterbury chorister to sing in national concert

Canterbury chorister to sing in national concert

Chorister Caspar Bainbridge is off to London next week to represent Canterbury Cathedral in a unique performance of choral music. Twelve-year-old Caspar will be singing at St Paul’s on Wednesday (27 April2016) as choristers from 60 cathedrals across the UK come together to do their bit to secure the future of cathedral choirs. An Evening with the Cathedral Choristers of…
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Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir release their debut recording.

Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir release their debut recording.

On Mothering Sunday (6 March 2016), the Girls’ Choir of Canterbury Cathedral released their debut recording. The launch of the CD – Henry Purcell: Sacred Music, was held in the Cathedral Chapter House following the Sung Eucharist service at 11am. At the launch the girls sung two anthems included on the recording. Twenty two girls are singing with the Lay Clerks on…
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Girls’ Choir Voice Trials 2015

Girls’ Choir Voice Trials 2015

Voice trials for girls wishing to join the choir take place annually and the next round of auditions will be held on Saturday 21 November 2015. For further details or to apply online click here. Applications will be welcomed from girls who are in Year 8 from September 2015. Successful candidates will take up their place in January 2016. Membership…
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The Girls’ Choir record their debut CD

The Girls’ Choir record their debut CD

The Girls’ Choir of Canterbury Cathedral have recorded their debut CD. The programme consists of sacred music by seventeenth century musician Henry Purcell, one of the greatest English composers to compose for the Anglican choral tradition. The recording was made in Canterbury Cathedral at the site where the shrine to St. Thomas Becket once stood. The girls were joined by the Cathedral…
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The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The 2015 International Children’s Choir Festival

The International Children’s Choir Festival will return to Canterbury Cathedral, Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 July 2015. The annual festival first began in 1997 by David Flood, Organist and Master of the Choristers, and former American Lay Clerk, David Searles, over 150 children’s choirs have participated through the years. This year choirs from Canada, China and the United States…
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Thousands raised in memory of Duncan

Thousands raised in memory of Duncan

We are delighted to announce that £3,000 was raised in memory of Senior Lay Clerk, Duncan Perkins, at a special concert held in his memory at the start of May. Senior Lay Clerk and friend of Duncan’s, Ian Thompson, shares with us his account of that special evening: On the evening of Saturday 9 May a remarkable concert took place in the Cathedral Nave:…
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Cathedral Choir on tour

Cathedral Choir on tour

The Cathedral Choir are currently on a two-week tour across the southern United States of America working in partnership with Euro Arts Tours. The inaugural concert took place on Tuesday 7 April at St John the Divine, Houston, Texas where the choir received a warm welcome from all who attended, including the Canterbury Cathedral Trust’s patron President George H W Bush…
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