Visiting Choirs

We warmly welcome choirs to sing services during the Cathedral Choir’s breaks. Southwell is a beautiful town, and the Minster is a delight in which to sing – most choirs who have come here book in for a return trip. If your choir is experienced in singing liturgical music, and especially used to Cathedral visits, then why not consider coming to Southwell? We value the chance to continue our rich tradition of choral worship when the Cathedral Choir is not in residence, and aim to be friendly and approachable.

To apply, please have a look at our available dates further down this page, then fill in the Visit Request Form below. If you have any questions about coming to Southwell as a visiting choir, please contact Alastair Clarke, Liturgy and Music Administrator, at

Here are the dates that are currently available for visiting choirs to book. In addition to this list, it is possible to sing Evensong on most Wednesday afternoons in term-time, as this is usually the Cathedral Music Department’s day off.


Monday 23 October - Friday 27 October
Tuesday 31 October
Tuesday 26 December - Sunday 31 December *

  • Evensong during the week after Christmas would be at the revised time of 3.30pm.