The Voluntary Choir
Worcester is unique among English Cathedrals in having a Voluntary Choir of boys and men. The Voluntary Choir was established in October 1874 and sings at the 6.30pm service on Sundays. Its members are drawn from all over Worcestershire – and beyond – and the boys attend a wide variety of local schools. The Choir aims to maintain a membership of around 20 boys and 18 men.
Over the years the Voluntary Choir has enjoyed tours abroad; this year the choir sang in Gent and Blankenberge (in Belgium) during May half-term.
For more information about opportunities for boys, teenagers and adults, feel free to contact the Choirmaster, Justin Miller (Cathedral Sub-Assistant Organist) at any time on 01905 732918. He is always glad to meet potential singers and give an informal vocal assessment.
Our most recent CD, Be thou my Vision, is available, a beautifully recorded mix of familiar and less-familiar choral pieces drawn from the choir’s extensive year-round repertoire, including a number of Christmas items. Copies are available from the Cathedral Shop, or from one of the Cathedral music staff.
Listen to some clips from the CD: