All about our Cathedral Choristers

Community, Worship, Culture

In 1755, Bishop Hildesley established a choir of ten boys and ten girls who sang at Bishopscourt and were clothed and fed as part of their choristership.  Happily, today's choristers have families to take care of such things, so we can concentrate on continuing the choral tradition which is such a valuable part of Cathedral life.  

Today, the Choir consists of twenty girl and boy choristers aged between seven and fourteen who form a mixed top line. 

The choristers sing Choral Evensong on Sundays at 3.30pm and rehearse every Thursday during term-time from 4.00pm to 5.30pm  

In addition, the choristers represent the Cathedral throughout the year in performances at regional, community and civic occasions.

To find out what is involved in a Cathedral choristership and how you can audition, please download this leaflet

We also have a number of voluntary Lay Clerks, who join the choristers for Choral Evensong on the third Sunday of every month. 

The Schola, an auditioned choir currently of ten singers, sing the 10.30am Sung Eucharist on the first and fourth Sunday of each month.

The second Sunday of the month is sung by the choristers.


Just HOW important and influential is Cathedral music?

Recently, multi-instrumentalist, renowned flautist and composer SIMEON WOOD visited the Cathedral, met our choristers and played a flute aria during Evensong.  

Watch the video below to enjoy his music, and his words of wisdom!


Do please support our young singers - could you join us for Choral Evensong? (Sunday at 3.30pm during term time)

Seeing a few members of the regular congregation in the Cathedral would be such an encouragement to the new Probationers - and established choristers too!

Dr Peter Litman

Cathedral Director of Music

Regular Services Calendar


8.30am Eucharist
10.30am Worship with Eucharist
3.30pm Choral Evensong (during term time)


9.00am Morning Prayer (Monday – Saturday)
5.30pm Evening Prayer (Monday – Saturday)
9.30am Eucharist (Wednesday and Holy Days)

The Cathedral hosts special services to celebrate events in the community, and the seasons of the Church year. Click here for more details.

Opening times

You are always welcome in the Cathedral, whether for worship or just to look around, learn more about the history, or perhaps simply to enjoy some quiet time on your own.

The Cathedral is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

We are open all year round, though opening hours may vary slightly on Bank Holidays and Holy Days.

Cathedral Isle Of Man Events

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Common Worship Eucharist

12/12/2018 09:30 - 10:00

Common Worship Eucharist every Wednesday in the choir stalls. Followed by tea and coffee in the servery    

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Revolution - drop in Youth Group

14/12/2018 20:00 - 22:00

Revolution - drop in Youth Group 

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Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

16/12/2018 15:00 - 16:15

Carols, lessons and refreshments..

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Gardeners Club

17/12/2018 10:00 - 16:00

An opportunity to get fit and help make a difference. Turn up anytime between 10am and 4pm  

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Cathedral special services

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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Join us for Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choristers every Sunday at 3.30pm in term time. (with occasional variations of time for Cathedral events). Said Evening Prayer during holidays.