Carlisle Cathedral Choirs' Association

There are five choirs at Carlisle Cathedral - the Boys’ Choir, the Girls’ Choir, the Senior Girls’ Choir, the Carliol Choir (the Cathedral’s voluntary choir) and Carlisle Cantate (the children’s community choir). These groups not only maintain the English choral tradition that has continued for at least 500 years but they also take choral music into the wider community.

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Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral Choirs’ Association

The Cathedral Choirs’ Association unites the members and former members of all these choirs and their families as well as all those who share an interest in Cathedral music. The Association aims to provide support and encouragement to the Cathedral Choirs, and in particular our young people, to expand their horizons, and to advance their education by developing their musical knowledge and training through singing services in the Cathedral, performing concerts, recording CDs and undertaking choir visits and tours both locally and abroad. To this end the Association conducts fund-raising and arranges social events.

New members are welcome. The subscription is £10 per annum or £15 for a joint membership. Subscriptions are due on 1 January in each year. Persons joining in the last quarter of the year receive free membership until the beginning of the following year.

To join the Choirs Association please contact the Cathedral Office: 7 The Abbey, Carlisle, CA3 8TZ or email