Each year Exeter Cathedral welcomes choirs from all over the UK and the world to lead our worship during times when our own Cathedral Choirs are away. This tradition is an important part of our mission, and plays a vital role in sustaining the high standard of choral singing and organ playing that is expected and appreciated at the Cathedral.
Should you wish to come to Exeter Cathedral as a visiting choir:
• Email the Assistant Director of Music, Timothy Parsons
• Make sure the header of your email contains the name of your choir, not just ‘visiting choir’. The music department can be in contact with up to 50 active visiting choir bookings and hundreds of requests at any one point in the year, and this small detail helps us significantly to process your request.
• Include in that email a link to a recent sound recording of the choir, or a YouTube link, or a sound file. References from other places of worship where your choir has sung liturgically can be submitted at this time.
• Indicate the time when you might like to visit Exeter. Please be aware that the summer months book up well in advance. The other times when visiting choirs are most likely to be invited are school half-term weeks and times either side of Easter and Christmas.
All relevant information about your visit will then be emailed to you. Please note that all arrangements for visiting choirs are undertaken by email NOT by phone, so that a detailed written record is maintained.
The Cathedral is unexpectedly in need of visiting choirs to sing during the week of 14th – 20th August, as well as 28th – 31st August 2017. For more information please email Timothy Parsons.