Concerts at St Paul's & Liverpool Cathedral
The Cathedral Choristers of Britain, 78 choristers representing 63 cathedrals and colleges across the nation, came together at St Paul's Cathedral to showcase Britain’s 1,000-year-old choral tradition and launch the Diamond Fund for Choristers. This was the first time choristers from so many different choral foundations had performed together, and we heard from former chorister Alexander Armstrong how choristership is the single greatest leg-up a child can be given, and how he owed his entire career to his experience as a chorister.
The choir came together again in 2019 for a concert at Liverpool Cathedral, attended by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal Patron of the Diamond Fund for Choristers. Much-loved favourites like Handel’s 'Zadok the Priest', Allegri’s 'Miserere', Howard Goodall’s Psalm 23 (The Vicar of Dibley theme tune) and Parry’s 'I Was Glad' were performed, and composer John Rutter made the appeal as well as mixing with choristers and their families afterwards.