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The Department of Liturgy and Music

Cathedral Choir

For almost 800 years, Salisbury Cathedral has been and remains a dynamic centre of Christian worship, prayer, community and mission.

The Department of Liturgy and Music is responsible for the planning, administration, and coordination of each service and liturgical event which takes place in the Cathedral on each day of the year. As well as over 1,000 regular daily, weekly and monthly services, there are about 250 special Cathedral services each year. These include those organised on behalf of the many different organisations who use the Cathedral for local, regional and national occasions, and all these events and services run in conjunction with the Diocese of Salisbury. The annual Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Processions attract a combined congregation of 8,500 people.

In addition, the department is also responsible for coordinating the many visiting choirs who come to sing at the Cathedral during choir holidays, and for the annual series of organ recitals. Each year the Cathedral holds the extremely popular event ‘Be a chorister for a day’ - find out more on our Recruitment Page. The choir also takes part in the Southern Cathedrals Festival, held annually, and hosted in turn by Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury Cathedrals. The Precentor, Tom Clammer, is the member of Chapter responsible for the worship and music in the Cathedral.

If you would like to know more about recordings made by the choir, how to become a chorister or organ scholar, music commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral, or any of the above, you can visit our choir pages under the 'Cathedral Choirs' tab. Alternatively, please contact us by telephone, or via the email link below.


You can find details of services, events and music via the Music Scheme.

For details of the Organ Scholarship click here.

Information for visiting choirs can be found on the Visiting Choirs page.  


Department of Liturgy and Music, 01722 555125 or email