Chichester Cathedral Choir is particularly noted for
the beautiful and gentle tone which it produces in the sympathetic
acoustic of the Cathedral.
The statutes at Chichester provide for eighteen trebles
and six lay vicars. The choristers and probationers are
educated at the Prebendal School, where as well as their
singing, choristers learn the piano and an orchestral
instrument, spending at least eighteen hours a week on
musical performance. The lay vicars are all professional
On stage the Choir has appeared with artists as diverse
as Petula Clark, Richard Stilgoe, the King's Singers,
the Cambridge Buskers, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
and Cantabile. Television appearances have included Placido
Domingo's Christmas Choice and Rumpole of the Bailey.
In 1985 their recording of Cathedral Music by Geoffrey
Burgon won a Critics Choice of the year Award in Gramophone
The Choir regularly tours abroad, and in recent years
has visited France, Northern Bavaria (Bamberg, Bayreuth,
Nurenberg and Wurzburg), and makes frequent visits to
Chartres. In Spring 2005, the Choir made a hugely successful
tour to South Africa and most recently in March 2010 the
Choir visited and performed in Berlin.
For more information on the Cathedral Choir please go
to the Cathedral