Salford Cathedral Children’s Choir is on the Lookout for New Voices

Sunday 30th May 2021

After making its debut this weekend, our Cathedral’s children’s choir is on the lookout for even more new voices to join.

There are two choirs for young singers – one for children aged from seven to 12 years old running on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4.15-5.30pm; and a youth choir for those aged 12-18 running on Tuesdays from 5.45-6.45pm. Both are based at Cathedral House.

Alex Patterson, the director of music at Salford Cathedral said, “The children’s choir started in September 2020 and we think this is the first time the Cathedral has ever had a choir like this in its history.”

“It’s part of a wider programme to establish a singing programme for all at the Cathedral so any child or young person in Salford can have the opportunity to come and sing great music at the Cathedral.”

The children’s choir sang for the first time at Mass last week, but have been back rehearsing since the 13th of April, so it was exiting for them to be able to illustrate how far they have come since joining the choir.

The choirs do not just sing hymns they sing a wide range of music from a range of cultures and heritages, fully embracing the rich cultural history of the Catholic music tradition. The children have been singing plainsong as well as hymns and singing in Latin as well as English. Quite a lot of the warm-up songs come from cultures across the world.

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