Choirs & Music at the Cathedral

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St George's Cathedral has a well-established musical tradition, with a diversity of styles represented at the different Masses, ranging from congregational hymns and unison Mass settings at the 10.00 Family Mass, through plainsong and polyphony at the 11.30 Solemn Mass, to occasionally instrumental and contemporary music from across the world at the 18:00 Mass on Sundays.

The Cathedral Choirs sing at the Sunday morning Masses and on major events of the year, such as Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter. Repertoire ranges from music by the medieval abbess St Hildegard von Bingen, through to 21st Century compositions by Nicholas O'Neill and Timothy Craig Harrison.

Traditionally, cathedral choirs have provided an opportunity for children from all types of social background to become choristers solely by virtue of their outstanding musical promise. If your child is aged between 7-13 years of age, loves singing, lives within commuting distance of Southwark and would like to take an active part in services, concerts, broadcasts and recordings in the inspiring surroundings of St George's Cathedral, then we would like to hear from you. We welcome all enquiries.

A new Voluntary Choir has also been formed and will sing services occasionally when the Cathedral Choirs are on holiday.


Department Contacts:


Church Music Links:


Music News highlights:

020 7202 2154

Norman Harper
Director of Music

Frederick Stocken 
Organist & Assistant
Director of Music



Organ Recitals

Comprehensive list of concerts.

RSCM Southwark & East Surrey

Website of the RSCM Southwark and East Surrey Area Committee

Society of St Gregory

The national society for liturgy and music in the Roman Catholic Church in Britain.

Norman Harper (organ recitals)
Our Cathedral Director of Music's organ recital listings page.

Frederick Stocken
Our Cathedral Organist's website, including contact details.


Lent Term 2018 Music List
A full music list for the current Lent Term is available to download here (PDF)
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NEW St George's Cathedral Choirs CD available now:
"O Sacrum Convivium" on Priory Records, can be purchased from the Cathedral for £12 plus P&P by clicking below:


Friends of Cathedral Music Grant to St George’s Cathedral
We are delighted to announce that the Friends of Cathedral Music have decided to award St George’s Cathedral a grant of £15,000 towards the provision of new choir-stalls...Read more>>

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