Lincoln Cathedral Choir

There have been choristers in Lincoln since the Middle Ages. Our current choir is made up of 19 boys and 19 girls from various schools in Lincolnshire, including:

  • Bishop King  C of E Primary School
  • Caistor Grammar School
  • Lincoln Carlton Academy
  • Lincoln Castle Academy
  • Lincoln Minster School
  • Nettleham Junior School
  • Priory Academy LSST
  • Reepham Primary School
  • Westgate Academy
  • William Farr C of E Comprehensive School

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 four full-time members of staff: the Director of Music, the Assistant Director, the Organist Laureate and an Assistant Organist.

The choir sings Evensong every day except Wednesday during choir term with a sung Eucharist and Mattins 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. We still have 1 space for a girl and 1 space for a boy. For more information or to organise a formal audition, please contact the Music Department on 01522 504398 or via music@lincolncathedral.com

Lincoln Cathedral Consort

Lincoln Cathedral Consort is the mixed-voice, volunteer chamber choir of Lincoln Cathedral, who perform services and concerts at the Cathedral and around the Diocese under the direction of Hilary Punnett, Assistant Organist. The Consort regularly sing services throughout the year, and sing at high-profile events such as the Lincolnshire Police Carol Service, and the Lincolnshire County Council Service. The choir frequently sing 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.

Visiting Choirs

When the Cathedral Choir is on holiday, services at the Cathedral may be sung by visiting Choirs. To enquire about bringing your Choir to Lincoln Cathedral, please contact the Assistant Director of Music by email or telephone: 01522 504398