Music at Norwich Cathedral

The musicians of Norwich Cathedral uphold a tradition of choral worship that stretches back almost unbroken to 1096.

The core of the musicians’ work is to provide the highest standard of music for the daily worship that takes place in the Cathedral. The choral repertoire for these services ranges from plainchant and masterpieces of the renaissance, right through to premières of music by contemporary composers.

The Music Department

Under the leadership of The Reverend Canon Aidan Platten, Precentor, the Music Department comprises;
  • Ashley Grote, Master of Music
  • David Dunnett, Organist
  • George Inscoe, Assistant Organist
  • Tracy Bigwood, PA to the Precentor & Master of Music
  • 20 Boy Choristers
  • 24 Girl Choristers
  • 6 Lay Clerks
  • 6 Choral Scholars
  • 50 adult members of the Cathedral Chamber Choir

You can read more about our Master of Music and Organists here.

Joining a choir at Norwich Cathedral

As part of our commitment to education, we offer the opportunity for boys and girls to sing in the Cathedral Choirs, as well as choral and organ scholarships for student, gap-year and post-graduate musicians. Experienced amateur singers are also welcome to join our Chamber Choir. You can find out more here.

Concerts and recitals

Our programme of concerts and recitals are hugely popular, bringing a large number of visitors to the Cathedral every year. To find out about forthcoming music events please visit the What's On section. You can also be added to our Organ Recital Mailing List by contacting the PA to the Precentor and Master of Music.