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 the 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 Chamber Choir also sings services in the Cathedral on a couple of occasions during the year when the Cathedral Choir is on holiday.
Rehearsals take place in the Song School on Thursday evenings (7.30 - 9.00pm) during term time, under the direction of the Cathedral's Master of Music, Ashley Grote.
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.
Auditions are held annually in July, however we are happy to hear prospective members informally at any time with a view to joining a waiting list or auditioning for the next season. If you would like to explore this possibility please contact our Liturgy and Music Administrator