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.


Sunday 26 May

Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 May

Friday 31 May

Monday 15 to Thursday 18 July

Monday 22 July

Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 July

Sunday 28 July

Monday 29 July to Sunday 4 August

Monday 5 to Sunday 11 August

Monday 12 to Sunday 18 August

Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 August

Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August

Monday 2 to Friday 6 September

Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October

Monday 25 to Friday 29 November

Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 December*

Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 December*

If the visit happens to fall on the second Sunday of the month, then visiting choir may be asked to sing a BCP Sung Eucharist at 11.15am, instead of the 10am Cathedral Eucharist. 

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



Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 January

Monday 17 to Friday 21 February

Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 April

Tuesday 27 May to Saturday 31 May

Monday 28 July to Sunday 3 August

Monday 4 to Tuesday 5 August

Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 August

Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 August

Monday 20 to Friday 24 October

Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 October

Friday 26 to Sunday 28 December

Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 December



Monday 16 to Sunday 22 February

Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 April

Tuesday 26 to Sunday 31 May

Monday 27 July to Sunday 2 August*

Monday 3 to Sunday 9 August*

Monday 10 to Sunday 16 August*

Monday 17 to Sunday 23 August*

Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 August

Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 September

Monday 19 to Sunday 25 October

Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 October

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 December

Monday 28 December to Saturday 2 January 2027

*For the summer period during August 2026 we would be looking to give priority to choirs who would like to come for a period longer than just a weekend.