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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Choral Eucharist

17/11/2019 10:30

Setting: Common Life Eucharist (Sanger) | Anthem: Vox Ultima Crucis (Harris) | Voluntary: Toccata from 3 pieces (Hanson)

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Choral Evensong

17/11/2019 15:30

Responses (Neary) | Psalm: 97 | Canticles: The Peel Service (Hosking) | Anthem: Festival Anthem (Oades) | Voluntary: Fanfare (Leighton)

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The Big Table Cafe

18/11/2019 12:00 - 14:00

Share a freshly cooked hot meal with friends old and new - irrespective of your means. Every Monday (except some bank holidays) in the Corrin Hall.

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Sung Evening Prayer

20/11/2019 17:30 - 18:00

Cantor led congregational singing of evening prayer in the choirstalls.

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Cathedral Isle Of Man News

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Visit of our Patron HRH The Princess Royal

Visit to Labyrinth

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Wachet Auf!

A very special end to our 2019 season of concerts.

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Music Outreach

Workshop on Manx Music and Movement.

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Our Eco Church

Statement, mission, policy & ways to help.

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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.