Liverpool Cathedral’ has a world class reputation for musical excellence. Our Cathedral Choir leads music at the Eucharist and Evensong services during term time. The Cathedral Choir also sings at major services as well as touring the world.

Liverpool Cathedral is also developing a range of choral opportunities for singers of different abilities under the direction of our music department. On these pages you can find out about all the choirs at Liverpool Cathedral

AUDiTIONS (girls April 2, boys June 19)

On Thursday 2nd April, we're inviting girls (ages 8-11) and their families to come and hear the Cathedral Choir sing the service of evensong. This will be followed by a brief talk from the Director of Music and then auditions.

Auditions last around 5 minutes each. We ask that girls come prepared to sing a song or hymn of their choice. We are not necessarily looking for all-round polished musical excellence at this stage. More the ability to sing in key, confidence in reading and communicating, a polite manner and a general love of music.

Those who are successful at audition will start as probationers in September. We have 10 spaces available for new recruits. There are also spaces available in our Cathedral Junior Choir.

The choir of Liverpool Cathedral has been singing for more than a century. It follows in the footsteps of a rich choral tradition in this country spanning more than 1,000 years.

Our Girls' Choir is 24 strong and meets to rehearse and lead the music at liturgies several times a week during term-time.

During their time in the choir, our girls:

learn to read music; receive one on one vocal tuition; learn to read and sing in other languages; get up to £125 per term towards the cost of learning an instrument; go on foreign choir tours (which in the past 6 years have included New York City & Washington DC, Texas, Malta, Hannover (Germany), and Lisbon.

To find out more, please explore this page under the cathedral choir tab.

To book a place at the audtions, please register here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/girls-audition-for-the-liverpool-cathedral-choir-tickets-96412200487?aff=efbevent for girls, or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/boys-auditions-for-the-liverpool-cathedral-choir-tickets-93905105699?aff=erelpanelorg for boys.

Touring

In recent years the Cathedral Choir has travelled throughout the world giving performances at many prestigious venues, in its own right and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • 2020: Lisbon (Boys and Girls)
  • 2019: Malta (Boys and Girls)
  • 2018: Hannover (Boys) with RLPO
  • 2017: Texas USA (Boys & Girls)
  • 2014: New York (Boys & Girls)
  • 2013: Carlisle (Boys & Girls)
  • 2012: Estonia (Boys)
  • 2011: Poland (Girls)
  • 2010: Paris (Boys), Oxford (Girls)
  • 2009: Oxford (Boys), Poland (Girls)
  • 2008: Cologne (Boys)
  • 2007: Riga (Boys)
  • 2006: Venice (Boys), Cologne (Girls)
  • 2005: Amsterdam (Boys)
  • 2004: Cologne (Boys)
  • 2003: Prague
  • 2002: Catalonia Barcelona, Sitges & Monserrat.
  • 2001: Belgium - Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent & Malines.
  • 2000: Czech Republic - Dvorak Festival & the conclusion of Prague Spring Festival
  • 1999: Paris area, incl. St. Louis en L’Ile and Chatres Cathedral
  • 1995: Southern France concerts in LA Tour de France
  • 1994: Lille, Concert Hall Lille
  • 1993: Tokyo, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, accompanied with Paul McCartney

Alongside rehearsals and performances, the choristers enjoy a mixed programme of sightseeing and other activities, to broaden their knowledge of the country they are visiting. They are encouraged to experience the local culture and language, which contributes to their general and musical education.


Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM)

The Friends of Cathedral Music is a charitable organistion that exists to safeguard the priceless heritage of British cathedral music and support a living tradition. The Society was founded in 1956 by the Revd Ronald Sibthorp and now counts nearly 4,000 members. The Friends of Cathedral Music makes grants to cathedral and church choirs in the UK and overseas, of about £100,000 a year and has supported Liverpool Cathedral in times past.
Visit the FCM website.