Salisbury Cathedral Chamber Choir is the Cathedral’s mixed-voice adult choir and is formed of singers who work and live around Salisbury. The choir was established in 2008 with the purpose of providing the Cathedral with a high standard of liturgical music-making in the absence of the Cathedral Choir. The group also aims to promote the Cathedral’s work and mission by performing throughout the diocese.
The Chamber Choir is a small group, performing repertoire from across the centuries in line with the liturgical requirements of the Cathedral. A strong feature of the choir’s regular liturgical repertoire is unaccompanied Renaissance music (which it often sings in a variety of alternative spaces in the Cathedral), and the traditional Sarum Chant.
In addition to deputising for and singing alongside the Cathedral Choir, the Chamber Choir has also collaborated with the Salisbury Musical Society, Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra, and Charivari Agréable, as well as performing in concert further afield in the diocese. The choir will also play a significant role in the next Southern Cathedrals Festival, which is due to be held in Salisbury between 15-18 July 2015.
Since September 2012, the group has been directed by the Cathedral’s Assistant Director of Music, John Challenger.
You can hear recordings of the Cathedral Chamber Choir below.
Victoria: Agnus Dei (Missa 'O Quam Gloriosum')