Lincoln Cathedral Choir

The Music Department is always on the look out for enthusiastic youngsters to join the choir. We currently have spaces for boys and girls in years 3, 4 and 5.  For more information or to organise a formal audition, please contact the Music Department on 01522 561649 or

 There have been choristers in Lincoln since the Middle Ages. Our current choir is made up of 15 boys and 17 girls from various schools in Lincolnshire, including:

  • William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School
  • St Hugh’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy
  • St Peter at Gowts Primary School
  • The Priory Academy LSST
  • Lincoln Minster School
  • Nettleham Church of England Junior School
  • Welton St Mary’s CE Primary Academy
  • Westgate Academy
  • Queen Eleanor Primary School, Harby
  • Burton Hathow
  • Fosse Way Academy
  • Kesteven and Sleaford High School
  • Ling Moor Primary Academy
  • NK Academy
  • St Faith & St Martin

In addition to this, there are 11 altos, tenors and basses (who are a mixture of permanent Lay Vicars and annually-appointed Choral Scholars). The Cathedral’s music is led by three full-time members of staff: the Director of Music and Master of the Choristers; the Organist and Assistant Director; and an Assistant Organist.

The choir sings Evensong every day except Wednesday during choir term with a sung Eucharist in addition each Sunday and the choir also performs in concert throughout the year. Radio broadcasts, foreign tours and CD recordings are also important parts of the choir’s work.

The Music Department is always on the look out for enthusiastic youngsters to join the choir. Check out our Be a Chorister page to find out more.

Lincoln Cathedral Consort

Lincoln Cathedral Consort is the mixed-voice, volunteer chamber choir of Lincoln Cathedral, which performs services and concerts at the Cathedral and around the Diocese under the direction of Alana Brook, Assistant Organist. The Consort regularly sings services throughout the year, and sings at high-profile events such as the Lincolnshire Police Carol Service, and the Lincolnshire County Council Service. The choir frequently sings in parishes throughout the diocese and beyond, and even tour outside of England occasionally. The Consort performs many centuries of music, from sacred to secular, including a specially commissioned work by Thomas Hewitt-Jones, written in 2013.

If you would like the Consort to perform at one of your services or events, please get in touch with Alana Brook

Ready Steady Choir

Ready Steady Choir meets on a Saturday morning 11am-12pm and is aimed at primary school children. Run by our Organist and Assistant Director of Music Jeffrey Makinson, the choir sings fun pieces while improving their musicality and works towards a few different concerts throughout the year. A regular favourite is a carol concert for the Christmas Market. Children in Ready Steady Choir often go on to audition for the Cathedral Choir, but this is not required.

For more information, please get in touch with Jeffrey Makinson

Youth Choir

 The Youth Choir is aimed at high school and university singers between the ages of 14 and 21. It was formed to give some continued singing experience to those choristers whose voices have broken and have left the choir, as well as singers who may not have had any cathedral experience before. They sing Evensong every second Saturday during term time with the Lay Vicars and Choral Scholars of the Cathedral Choir, as well as at some special services.

To arrange an audition, please get in touch with Aric Prentice

Visiting Choirs

When the Cathedral Choir is on holiday, services at the Cathedral may be sung by visiting Choirs. Interested choirs should be able to sing psalms, responses, settings of canticles and anthems at Evensong, as well as music for the Eucharist if singing on a Sunday. Choirs will be asked to send a recent live recording in advance of their visit.

To enquire about bringing your Choir to Lincoln Cathedral, please contact the Assistant Director of Music on