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Visiting Choirs

Visiting Choirs

We offer visiting choirs several opportunities to sing at Canterbury Cathedral, Mother Church of the Anglican Communion and one of the great holy places of Christendom.

Visiting Choirs

When our own world-renowned choir is on holiday, we invite choirs to sing at our services which is a truly unique opportunity.

If your choir has not sung here recently, we generally ask for an audition CD or MP3 file which demonstrates music suitable for use as part of our worship. The postal address is found at the bottom of the every page on this site.

We still have some opportunities for Visiting Choirs to come in 2019 and 2020, although these dates are filling quite quickly. If you are interested in singing please email

Informal Midday Recitals

We offer choirs the opportunity to give informal midday recitals in the Cathedral. The recitals take place at midday in the Quire and last a maximum of 30 minutes. Further information and details of fees can be found on the Recital Notes for Choirs 2018, or contact the Visits Office.

You can view scheduled Midday Recitals on our music events page or on our Calendar.


Areas of the Cathedral are available to hire for choirs wishing to perform outside visiting/worship times. Please contact the Events Office for availability and terms & conditions.

Choir Workshops

From time to time and depending on staff availability, our Music Department offers tailor-made workshops for visiting choirs. Please contact the Visits Office if you would like to know more or check availability.

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