St Augustine of Hippo is noted to have once said that ‘to sing is to pray twice’

Lincoln has a long tradition of musical excellence and the Cathedral’s Choir is key to this success. The Choir is open to all young people of all backgrounds with talent and a passion for music.

The young choristers work hard and receive an outstanding musical education, whilst continuing their academic activities at their chosen school. Lincoln Cathedral is pleased to welcome young people from a wide range of primary and secondary schools across the local area.

There are a range of ways you can help to give a young person this unique opportunity from just £1 upwards. Take a look at the Choristership options below and select one that is right for you:


Did you know?
If you donate £120 or more, you will also be offered a complimentary Fellow membership of Lincoln Cathedral for a year. To find out more about the benefits of this membership, please click here.

There's more
In addition to the Choristership options listed here you may wish to fund an Annual or Permanent Choristership which are detailed below. If this is something you are interested in, please contact the Grants and Donations Office and we will be happy to discuss your options further.

A full Annual Choristership is £3,500 and should you be able to support one of these, it will be given out at the Choristership Celebration Service in January in your name and to which you will be invited to make the presentation should you wish.

A full Choristership Endowment is £50,000 and ensures that each and every year in perpetuity, a young person will be awarded a Choristership in your name as well as a unique package which is also available for support at this level.

Make a Donation - Imp Choristership

Imp Choristership

£ 1 - £499

Make a Donation - St Hugh Choristership

St Hugh Choristership

£ 500 - £3,499

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