The Choir and Choir Outreach Project
There are two teams of boy and girl choristers; ATB parts are sung by choral scholars from Leicester and De Montfort Universities together with voluntary songmen. The choir has sung in many venues, in cathedrals and in cities as far afield as Strasbourg, Liverpool, Rhode Island USA and Tokyo. More information can be found by clicking here.
Leicester Cathedral is hosting a Chorister Outreach Programme as part of the Government initiative to get all boys and girls to sing regularly in schools. Our Choral animateurs visit primary schools, taking a weekly singing experience for one term. As well as singing in schools, interested children are invited to the Cathedral to perform and to watch the Cathedral Choristers in rehearsal and performance. More information can be found by clicking here.
It is known that St. Martin’s Church (now Leicester Cathedral) had an organ as early as the reign of Edward VI (1547 - 1553). The main organ currently in the Cathedral stand virtually unchanged since it was built by Harrison and Harrison in 1930. In 1972 a small two rank Chamber Organ, built by Pels and van Leuwan, was purchased for use in concerts and services. More information about the organs of Leicester Cathedral can be found by clicking here.
Unless otherwise indicated, choral evensong is sung at 4pm on Sundays and at 5:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays. The current monthly music sheet can be found by clicking here.