Choirs and Music

Explore our musical heritage

Centuries of musical tradition and excellence

Our talented Cathedral choirs and spectacular Father Willis Organ represent a musical heritage that dates back to the beginning of Salisbury Cathedral’s story. Throughout history, music has filled this space during choral Evensong services through to classical concerts attended by thousands.

We have a number of choirs that perform regularly at our Cathedral services, including our boy and girl choristers who attend the nearby Salisbury Cathedral School.

The sound of our organ has accompanied worship our Salisbury Cathedral for over 140 years. Having recently completed an extensive restoration project, our Father Willis organ will continue to create musical history for generations to come.

Our Choirs

Our choristers maintain an unbroken tradition of church music at Salisbury, which stretches back for over 700 years in the present Cathedral and for a further 200 years before that at Old Sarum.

Our Choirs
Person playing the organ projected on a screen in front of a large audience

Our Music and Organ

Used daily in our services, this historic and unique instrument was designed especially for our Cathedral by ‘Father’ Henry Willis and is famous for the quality of its sound.

Our Organ

Listen to our latest recordings

Our latest recordings include Salisbury Christmas (2023), Salisbury Meditation (2021) and Organ Prom (2020).

Listen to our recordings