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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.


As the Cathedral's chamber choir, the Consort 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 occasional services in the Cathedral in the absence of the Cathedral Choir.

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).

Join the consort

Auditions for the Cathedral Consort are taking place at the start of July 2015.

To enquire about joining the choir, please contact the Cathedral music office by emailing, or telephone 01603 218306.




What's On

September '15

Chorister Open Day
Choral Spectacular!

October '15

Visiting Choir: Singers Inspired
Come and Sing Mozart Requiem

November '15

Girls' Choir celebration
Requiem Concert
G4 'Christmas by Candlelight' Concert

December '15

Christmas with Norwich Cathedral Choir
Performance of Handel's Messiah by Candlelight