Choral music forms a central part of and pivotal role in the worship at Sheffield Cathedral, with around 40 boys, girls and men singing regular services, as well as performing for a wide variety of special occasions in the Cathedral and beyond.
In addition to providing rich and plentiful music for the Cathedral’s liturgy, membership of the choir offers an unparalleled experience and education for the young people involved.
Parents of choir members can visit the Parents' Portal here.
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Hear The Choir
The Cathedral Choir sings at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday at 10:30am, at evensong on Sunday at 4pm, and at evensong from Tuesday to Friday at 5:45pm.
About The Choir
In addition to the Cathedral services, the choir broadcasts on radio and television, tours in the UK and abroad (including the USA, Holland, Germany, France, Hungary and the Czech Republic), and makes CD recordings which have received high critical acclaim in the music press.
The Cathedral is often a centre for workshops and singing days given by distinguished visiting musicians, including Sir David Willcocks, John Rutter, Scott Stroman, Ralph Allwood and Ben Parry.
There is no special school for the choristers - they attend various schools all over Sheffield. Boys usually join the choir when they are around 7 years old, with girls joining when they are around 10. During their time in the choir, choristers receive free individual singing lessons and music theory lessons.
At an audition, potential choristers will need to demonstrate their musical and aural alertness. The Director of Music is happy to hear from interested parents at any time.
The life of a chorister is rich and varied, singing at many and varied services during the year, together with tours, concerts and social events. All in all, it adds up to a busy, exciting and stimulating experience!
Find Out More
If you’re a boy aged between 7 and 10, or a girl between 10 and 13, you live in Sheffield and love to sing, please register your interest here and a member of the team will be in touch.
Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars
Vacancies for Lay Clerks (professional adult singers), Choral Scholars (available to students at the University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam University) and the Organ Scholarship (generally a music undergraduate at the University of Sheffield) are posted here.
These listings are regularly updated.
Full details are available from the Director of Music.
Alto Choral Scholars
Bass Choral Scholars
Tenor Choral Scholars