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, 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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Revolution - drop in Youth Group

24/05/2019 20:00 - 22:00

Revolution - drop in Youth Group 

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'Serenity' @ The Cathedral

25/05/2019 19:30

Juliet Tranter (soprano), Christiane Litman (soprano), and Peter Litman (chamber organ). An evening of serene vocal music for female voices, beautifully accompanied by the Regent box organ. Take a seat in the candlelit choirstalls of the Cathedral and share this rare and most exquisite moment of serenity with fellow music lovers.

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Choral Eucharist

26/05/2019 10:30

Mass Setting: Oxley | Anthem: O thou the central orb (Wood) | Voluntary: TBC

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Choral Evensong

26/05/2019 15:30

Responses (Wilby) | Psalm: 8 | Canticles (RV Williams in C) | Anthem: Long since in Egypt's plenteous land (Parry) | Voluntary: Preamble (Whitlock)

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Cathedral Isle Of Man News

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Putting the fun into fundraising

Zumba in the Cathedral to raise funds for Cyclone Idai Appeal.....

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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.