Canterbury Cathedral’s Girls’ Choir was founded in 2014. Their first performance at Evensong, on the occasion of the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, in January, was attended by more than 600 people and widely covered by the international press.
The Girls’ Choir has already performed at events of significance in the Cathedral. These include the Service held to mark the twentieth anniversary of the ordination of women priests and that for the consecration of the Bishop of Europe.
Typically, the Girls’ Choir performs at Evensong in the Cathedral twice every month, frequently with the lay clerks of the Cathedral Choir.
There are currently 16 girls in the choir, all of whom are aged between 12 and 18. The majority attend local schools in Canterbury, though some come from further afield. The group rehearses in the Cathedral each Wednesday evening.
Their next concert will be held in the cathedral’s nave on Friday December 5 from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought from the cathedral shop on 01227 787787, or at canterburyticketshop.com.