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Portsmouth Cathedral Cantate


CANTATE (Portsmouth Cathedral Youth Choir) offers girls and teenage boys the opportunity to sing as part of the daily music-making at Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral.

Set up in 2006, the initiative opened the way for girls and teenage boys to add their voices to choral worship both in Portsmouth Cathedral and in concerts around the Anglican Diocese. Girls aged 11-18 and teenage boys are welcome to join this versatile and exciting choir.

In addition to singing Evensong each Thursday in term time, the Choir has performed in various concert venues and been involved in the Portsmouth Cathedral’s Sing Up Chorister Outreach Programme. They have also taken part in the Portsmouth Festivities and broadcast live on BBC Radio 4.

In October 2008 they made their first tour to Paris, visited Salzburg in Dec 2009, sang concerts in the French Alps in 2011 and toured Malta in 2013. The group is directed by David Price the Cathedral’s director of music alongside Oliver Hancock (Sub-Organist).  The choir is open to teenagers from other schools too across the city and diocese.

Cantate sings 6:00pm choral evensong every Thursday and at other major cathedral services such as Ordinations and special events.

For more information on how to join the choir please email or call 023 9282 3300.