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Cathedral Choir

At Salisbury, we maintain a tradition of church music that has been offered in the Cathedral since its consecration in 1258. 


The Cathedral has three choirs: the majority of the Cathedral's services are led by the Cathedral Choir, which consists of boy or girl Choristers, and Lay Vicars. The Cathedral's musical liturgy is also upheld by the Cathedral Chamber Choir, consisting of mixed voices, and the Cathedral Junior Choir, for younger voices. Salisbury has been well known for the lead that it gives in liturgy, and music has always played an important part in the Cathedral's worship.


The Salisbury Cathedral Choral Foundation Charity Number 1058899


Salisbury Cathedral Choirs have been the mainstay of a musical tradition of excellence for over 1,000 years, and were first endowed by Bishop Simon of Ghent, then Bishop of Salisbury, in 1314. Today the cost of maintaining that tradition is just under £1/2 million a year. The Choral Foundation makes it possible for talented children to join the choir regardless of their financial circumstances, by making grants towards the cost of their education.


By choosing to make a donation to the Choral Foundation, you will be playing a vital role in keeping that tradition alive and giving a life-changing opportunity to a talented young person. We are very happy to provide information on ways in which you can support us including regular donations, donations by CAF, credit card or cheque or by leaving a gift to the Choir in your Will. We are always most grateful for gifts of any size.


For full details contact the Development Department, Wyndham House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EN, phone 01722 555122, email