Our Cathedral Choristers

Community, Worship, Culture

St German's Cathedral Choristers

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, Cathedral Isle of Man choristers consist of twenty girl and boy choristers aged between seven and sixteen who form a mixed top line.

Former Choristers have gone on to sing professionally at Durham Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey and at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

In addition, the choristers represent the Cathedral throughout the year in performances at regional, community and civic occasions, most recently including Tynwald Day celebrations, singing alongside Aled Jones in the Villa Marina and at an official reception for the Lord Mayor of Armagh.


The choristers rehearse every Thursday during term-time from 4.00pm to 5.30pm and sing a variety of services, mostly a weekly Choral Evensong. Rehearsals include advice and tuition on singing and music theory and the Choristers have opportunity to work through carefully structured RSCM ribbons (many of them hold the National Dean's and Bishop's Awards) as well as ABRSM Grade Exams. 

To find out more about the Cathedral Choristers, and to join them contact the Director of Music Peter Litman.

Our Choristers sing Evensong with Simeon Wood - Flautist, Musician & Composer.

 

Our treasured Choral Heritage - now, and for tomorrow ......

Regular Services Calendar

Sundays

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

Weekdays

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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Said Eucharist

26/01/2020 08:30

Book of Common Prayer Said Eucharist in the choirstalls.

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Choral Eucharist - Epiphany 3

26/01/2020 10:30

Setting: A Celtic Eucharist (White) | Anthem: There shall a Star (Mendelssohn) | Voluntary: Finale (Viner)

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Choral Evensong

26/01/2020 15:30

Responses: Wilby | Psalm: 33 vv. 1-12| Canticles: Morley in Bb | Anthem: O Come and join the Dance (Arr. Hubbard) | Voluntary: Anon 

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Gardening Club

27/01/2020 10:00 - 16:00

The Cathedral gardens, while still being developed, are at the stage that we would welcome volunteers to assist in maintaining them.  No prior knowledge of gardening is required, there are experts to guide you and teach you new gardening skills.  Its a chance to be in the fresh air, get fit, meet new people and join us for a session, an hour or a day.  Lunch is provided at the Big Table Cafe anytime from 12.00 - 2.00pm and hot drinks are on tap. If you are interested contact the info@cathedral.im or T: 844 830

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Cathedral Isle Of Man News

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Your Recycling @ The Cathedral

Protect His amazing creation.

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Visit of our Patron HRH The Princess Royal

Visit to Labyrinth

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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.