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 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: