Joining the Choir

The choir has vacancies for keen and committed singers, both men and women. You don't need a trained voice, but you need to be able to read music and to have some experience of choral singing. We rehearse on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 9.45 pm in Cathedral House from September to July, and members are normally expected to attend at least two-thirds of rehearsals. On Sundays we meet for a run-through at 9.45 am, before singing at the 11.00 Mass. If you are interested in joining the choir, please get in touch with Martin Barry, or come and talk to us after Mass one Sunday, over coffee in the Cathedral cloister.

The Cathedral Choir runs a choral scholarships scheme, open to those aged sixteen and over in full-time education. The amount of the scholarship is up to £1200 per year; choral scholars are expected to be available during all of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. We normally aim to fill vacancies for choral scholarships in the first instance from the ranks of our student volunteer members, so if you'd like to be in pole position when we're auditioning in future, come and join us now as a volunteer. For volunteers there's an informal audition, and you need to be able to read music and have some experience of choral singing. If you're interested in joining us, please contact the Choirmaster and Director of Music, Martin Barry.