About Us

The Choir is widely recognised as one of the world's great Catholic choirs and exists to sing at the daily celebrations of Mass and Vespers in the Cathedral, as well as performing a number of concerts, tours, broadcasts and recordings each year.

The Choir's repertoire is unique amongst English Cathedrals. Drawing on the pre-reformation tradition and the current liturgical practices of the Roman Church, Gregorian Chant forms the backbone of every service. Polyphonic music is drawn from across several centuries but the bias is towards music of the Counter Reformation, thus the Choristers have a daily diet of some of the finest music from the last millennium.

The choir is made up of approximately 20 Choristers who sing both treble and alto (unique for a British cathedral choir) and up to 10 professional Lay Clerks.

The normal weekly schedule is:
Monday to Friday: 5pm Vespers (Men's voices) and 5.30pm Mass (Full choir - boys only on Tuesdays and men only on Wednesdays)
Saturday: 10.30am Latin Mass
Sunday: 10.30am Solemn Mass and 3.30pm Solemn Vespers and Benediction

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Concerts and Recitals

Latest News

Choristers of Westminster Cathedral feature in Britten's War Requiem

The choristers of Westminster Cathedral Choir will join The Bach Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra and Staats- und Domchor Berlin to perform Benjamin Britten's spine-tingling War Requiem in Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 3 October at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £12 - £50, are available here or here or in person from Westminster Cathedral's Gift Shop. 

Ticketmaster's telephone number is 0844 844 0444.

Organ Scholarship 2019

Applications are invited for a post-graduate ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP (awarded annually).

Commencing 1 September 2019

Full details may be obtained from:

Music Administrator

Clergy House

42 Francis Street

London SW1P 1QW

Tel: 020 7798 9057

email: musicadmin@rcdow.org.uk 

Closing date for next vacancy: Monday 1 October 2018

You can download the application form here