Worship & Music

Worship is at the heart of all that we do here at the Cathedral, the foundation on which all else depends.  The building itself is a pointer to the glory and wonder of God, and its primary purpose is for the people of God to gather together to praise him, to hear his word in the bible readings and to proclaim the Good News of his love for all creation, to ask his forgiveness and to pray for the world and all in need.

Music is at the heart of our worship and today’s choirs follow in the footsteps of a longstanding choral tradition at St Nicholas Cathedral. There are six sung services each week throughout the 40 weeks of Choir Term, sung by the Boys’ Choir, Girls’ Choir or the Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars, often combined.

The wide-ranging music is carefully integrated with the magnificent liturgy of the Cathedral, encompassing some of the greatest music from the 14th Century to the present day. In addition to our regular sung services, the Choirs also participate in additional external events and tours.