Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir is one of the region's leading vocal ensembles, made up of around fifty experienced amateur singers.
Formerly known as Norwich Cathedral Consort, the Chamber Choir performs around three concerts each year in Norwich Cathedral and has 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. Recent concerts have included Handel Messiah, Bach St Matthew Passion and Magnificat, Britten choral works, Parry Songs of farewell and Music for Remembrancetide. The Cathedral Consort also sings services in the Cathedral on a couple of occasions during the year when the Cathedral Choir is on holiday.
The Consort is directed by Ashley Grote, Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings 7.30 - 9.00pm during term time in the Cathedral Song School (located in the new Hostry building). We ask members to make a small contribution of £20 per term towards the running costs of the choir but would not turn away any member on financial grounds.
How to join the Chamber Choir
Auditions for Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir are held annually in July. The choir is now full for the 2015-16 season, but the Master of Music is happy to hear prospective members informally at any time with a view to joining a waiting list or auditioning for next season. Please contact email@example.com or telephone 01603 218306.