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.

The Academy of St Cecilia
A social and learned music society, which has it's annual convocation at St George's Cathedral.

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

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


Cathedral Choristers' Recruitment
The Cathedral Choirs always welcome boys and girls who love singing, and on Saturday 20 May there will be a Choir Day in the Song Room for all who are interested in joining.  Come along any time between 10am and 4pm and show us what you can do with your voice.  Enquiries to the Director of Music, Norman Harper by Full details about the choirs can be found on our website.

Lent Term 2017 Music List
A full music list for the Lent Term is available to download here (PDF)
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Full Music news and events may be found on the News & Events pages.

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