The Association was formed in April 2017, following the merger of the Lincoln Cathedral Choir Association with the Old Choristers’ Association. LCCOCA represents and brings together choir parents, adult members of the choir and former choristers. The composer Dr John Rutter CBE is the Honorary President of the new Association, and we hope to welcome him back to Lincoln in the near future.

Membership of the Association is open to old choristers, parents of children who are currently singing in the choir, and friends of the association, who may be parents of old choristers, or spouses, family members or friends.

The Association is run by a small elected committee, and its membership is elected at the annual general meeting of the Association. Committee membership is currently as follows:

Chairperson                                                   Vacant

Secretary                                                       Dr Nikki Waddie (Friend of the Association)

Treasurer                                                       Mr Ian Waddie (Cathedral congregation rep)

Social Secretary/Events Officer                     Mrs Sarah Buttler (Choir Parent)

Choral Scholar Representative                      Thomas South

Old Choristers’ Representatives                    Dr Laurence Oliver (Old Chorister/Music Council Rep) and Mr John Parry (Old Chorister)

Cathedral Chapter                                         The Revd Canon Nick Brown , Precentor of Lincoln

Cathedral Music Department                         Mr Aric Prentice, Director of Music

The committee’s main role is organising fundraising for activities beyond those provided for by the Dean and Chapter, awareness raising and social events for the current choir and the wider Association membership. Committee members also support the day to day running of the choir in any way that they can. Offers of assistance from the wider membership are always welcome!

Contacting the Association:


This account is monitored by the LCCOCA Association secretary.

Postal address: The LCCOCA, c/o The Chapter Office, Lincoln Cathedral