Our choristers currently attend 19 schools around the local area, including the full range of schools from both State and Private sectors. We also have a choral scholarship programme which is open for audition to anyone aged 15-25 who loves singing Cathedral Music and would like to work on their singing skills.
Both our paid and voluntary adult singers come from a diverse range of pursuits and careers in and around Coventry, ranging from working in the NHS and university students to school teachers, office workers and people who are in retirement. We are proud to be, to our knowledge, the first Cathedral Choir with a registered-blind member of the choir.
The work of our music department is led by Rachel Mahon, Director of Music, and Luke Fitzgerald, Assistant Director of Music. Our music staff work tirelessly not only to deliver choral and organ music in the Cathedral but also to continue offering educational opportunities through musical coaching to our choristers drawn from across the city. The Cathedral Music Trust also currently fund an organ scholarship which is advertised annually online. This scholarship provides an opportunity each year for a young organist to develop their skills in a supportive environment, helping to widen access to a training in professional music to young people who wish to pursue it.
We are always happy to meet people who are keen to join the Cathedral Choirs. The Cathedral Chamber Choir (which performs 5 times per year) is currently recruiting Sopranos, Altos and Tenors. The Cathedral Choir (which performs twice per week) is currently recruiting for Bass Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars.