The Cathedral Girls Choir
The Girls' Choir is the longest established choir of its type in an English Catholic cathedral. Acknowledged as ranking amongst the finest of cathedral girls' choirs, they have broadcast nationally many times on BBC Television and Radio to considerable critical acclaim. Colin Mawby has written a new Latin setting of the Magnificat for the choir to complement their existing repertoire for Vespers. They were also invited to sing for Pope Benedict XIV during his state visit to the UK.
As with the boys' choir, places are available by audition. Girls are normally expected to learn at least one instrument and/or take regular singing lessons. The girls are aged 11 to 18 and sing two services each week at the Cathedral. The cathedral choristers rehearse after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is also a junior training choir for younger girls.
The Cathedral Choir's recent recording of Durufle Choral works is available on the Brilliant Classics label.
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