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The Cathedral Consort


Norwich Cathedral Consort is one of the region's leading chamber choirs, made up of around forty experienced amateur singers.

Norwich Cathedral Consort was originally formed as a voluntary choir to sing services when the Cathedral Choir is on holiday. Now, as the Cathedral's chamber choir, it leads the worship on three Sundays each year, usually during the half-term breaks in October, February and May.

The Consort also performs around three concerts each year, with a broad repertoire, both sacred and secular, that stretches from the sixteenth century to the present day. The choir often performs alongside Norwich Baroque, the city's period instrument ensemble of talented local players who specialise in baroque and classical repertoire.

The Consort is directed by Ashley Grote, the Cathedral's Master of Music. Rehearsals take place on Sunday evenings during term time from 8.00 - 9.30pm in the Cathedral Song School (from September 2013 on Thursday evenings, 7.30 - 9.00pm).

The Master of Music is always pleased to hear from singers who are interested in joining the Cathedral Consort. Some choral singing experience, a good ear and basic sight-reading ability are essential. To enquire further and to arrange an audition, please contact the Cathedral Consort's secretary, Val Tarrant:, tel: 01362 860496.



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