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Daily Routine

The Choir sings Evensong on most weekdays during term time at 5.15pm (finishing at about 6.00pm) and two services on Sundays – the Eucharist at 10.30am and Evensong at 3.30pm.

Rehearsals are:

  • Every morning Monday to Friday 8.15am - 9.00am
  • Afternoons 4.25pm until Evensong begins (the boys are given some light refreshment on arriving from school at about 4.00pm)
  • Fridays after Evensong until 6.50pm
  • Sundays 9.10am and a choristers' rehearsal at 2.45pm.

There are occasional commitments that require Saturday attendance.

Cathedral terms are very similar to school terms, however the Michaelmas Term continues until Christmas Day, and the Choir is on duty in Holy Week – from Palm Sunday to Easter Day. In the summer, the Choir’s Trinity Term ends on the Sunday after the end of the School term. Holidays are very similar to school holidays but a week or so shorter at the greater Festivals. Half-terms are also the same as School half-terms, but sometimes include only one weekend rather than two.

Changes to the normal routine and extra commitments do occur and notice of these is given by the Master of the Music or the Precentor.


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