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Cathedral Choirs

Meet our choirs

Coventry Cathedral’s three choirs are all highly diverse and inclusive groups, and are open to audition from people all around the city and the diocese.

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.

We are also currently recruiting for Boy and Girl Choristers for July/September 2023. Do you have a child who likes to sing, or would you like us to visit your school? Please get in touch at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Join our choirs

There are many choirs at Coventry Cathedral, you can find out more below.

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Visiting Choirs

Coventry Cathedral welcomes choirs from all over the country. Visiting choirs play a valuable role in the life the Cathedral, enabling our choral tradition to continue throughout the year. We have had the privilege of working with a large array of visiting choirs and musicians, including a visit from Paul Leddington Wright, our former Director of Music, who has since been involved in numerous exciting ventures, such as BBC Songs of Praise and The Big Sing at the Royal Albert Hall. Please find the list of upcoming Visiting Choirs below. Sunday 11th February: The Stamford SingersMorning Eucharist:Setting: Darke in FAnthem: Panis angelicus - FranckVoluntary: Festal Offertorium - Fletcher Choral Evensong:Responses: RosePsalm 2Introit: Jesu, dulcis memoria - VictoriaCanticles: Sumsion in GAnthem: Ubi caritas - Ola GjeiloVoluntary: Festival Toccata - Fletcher Saturday 17th February: Chorus ad VinculaChoral EvensongResponses: SumsionPsalm 73Introit: Almighty God, who hast me brought - FordCanticles: Walmisley in D MinorAnthem: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace - WesleyVoluntary: Fantasia in C Minor BWV 562 - BachSunday 18th February: Chorus ad VinculaMorning EucharistSetting: Missa Sancti Pauli - VannAnthem: O for a close walk with God - StanfordVoluntary: Chorale Prelude on St Anne - Parry Choral EvensongResponses: SumsionPsalm 119:17 - 32Introit: Remember not, Lord, our offences - PurcellCanticles: Aston in FAnthem: O Lorde, the maker of al thing - JoubertOrgan meditation: Master Tallis's Testament - Howells How do we apply? We would love to hear from you if your choir is interested in singing at Coventry Cathedral. Please get in touch with Luke.Fitzgerald@coventrycathedral.org.uk or Rachel.Mahon@coventrycathedral.org.uk

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Music Lists

Every month a music list is curated to showcase the wide variety of music we perform here at the Cathedral during our services. Click on the links immediately below to download them. Music List February 2024

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