Ed Sutton and the Harsnett Choir at Southwark Cathedral

What we do

We provide the music for the choral services in the cathedrals and greater churches of Britain while their own choirs are on holiday, allowing the musical tradition of these places to continue during the holiday season.

We meet between 5-7 times each year. We have a residential week in the summer, a number of weekends and one or two single day visits, usually Saturdays.

Ed Sutton and the Harsnett Choir at Southwark Cathedral

How it works

The members of the choir meet on the day of each visit only and rehearse at the venue. Because of this our members must be able to sight-read to a high level and cope with the limited rehearsal time, but it does mean that our members can come from all over the country.

There are no regular commitments. Each member signs up to as many or as few visits as they wish.

Ed Sutton rehearses the Harsnett Choir at Southwark Cathedral


We are always keen to welcome prospective new members. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us. We recommend that you try singing with us first and if you enjoy it apply for membership after that. Membership is subject to a short informal audition which can be undertaken at your subsequent visit.