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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, Britten choral works 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

The choir currently has no vacancies. However, the Master of Music is always pleased to hear from hear prospective members and will add them to a waiting list in the event that spaces arises.

To enquire further about the choir, please contact the Cathedral Consort's secretary, Val Tarrant:, tel: 01362 860496.

Upcoming concerts

Messiah by Candlelight, with Norwich Cathedral Consort and Norwich Baroque - SOLD OUT

Saturday 20 December, 7.30pm.




What's On

June '15

Performance of J.S. Bach's Magnificat

October '15

Visiting Choir: Singers Inspired

November '15

Girls' Choir celebration

December '15

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