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  • Saturdays and Sundays
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    8am-6pm
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Opening times

  • Saturdays and Sundays
    8am-5pm
  • Mondays to Fridays
    8am-6pm
  • Café 16
    Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
  • FREE ENTRY

Our Choirs

Newcastle Cathedral’s choirs are essential to the daily rhythm of this sacred space. In recent years, the Choir has gained national acclaim through BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship broadcasts, an appearance on Classic FM, and the album ‘A Year at Newcastle’ by Regent Records.

Depending on the day of the week, Choral Evensong features a different choir (or section of one of our choirs), each one providing a unique musical contribution…

The Cathedral Choir

The main Cathedral Choir comprises professional Lay Clerks (making up the back row) and student Choral Scholars who contribute to the Cathedral’s music programme while furthering their musical education.

Choristers (boys and girls from School Year 3 onwards) undergo musical training, infusing choral services with a youthful and angelic quality.

Cambiata Voices

This choir offers a smooth transition for boys undergoing voice changes, allowing them to stay engaged in cathedral singing.

Tenor and bass choral scholars and Senior Girl Choristers (School Years 10-13) occasionally offer vocal support to this group. These collaborations offer a more diverse repertoire and opportunities for older teenagers of all genders to perform together.

ChoriStarters

The ChoriStarters Training Choir introduces young children to the world of being a Chorister and the unique learning and enjoyment this brings. From Year 3 onwards, children can audition to become Cathedral Choristers.

Participation in our National Schools Singing Programme workshops can also lead to entry into the Training Choir.

Does your child love to sing?

If your child loves making music, becoming a Chorister or joining our Training Choir could enrich their life in many ways. Contact our Music Team to discuss arranging an audition.

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The Cathedral Schola Cantorum

This ensemble includes adult sopranos and altos, featuring both locals and students, delivering exceptional music for upper voices. The singers, mostly volunteers, receive support from the Alto Choral Scholars.

The Cathedral Consort

At the heart of our strategic partnership with Northumbria University and our longstanding ties with Newcastle University, this student-exclusive ensemble is perhaps the closest the city has to a university chamber choir.