Worship and Music

Our worship

As The Church of England cathedral church and a vibrant worshipping community, we serve the people and communities of the Diocese of Birmingham. This includes hosting services such as Ordinations; the Admission and Licensing of Readers; and schools’ services in partnership with the Diocesan Board of Education. We are very pleased to work with civic partners to mark significant, national, international and local occasions for the city and the diocese. As a parish church, we also welcome enquiries about baptisms and weddings.Children and young people are welcome to all services. At the 11am Sunday Eucharist we provide Children’s Church packs, containing Roots resources, for younger members of the congregation. Look out for one of our Children’s Church Welcomers.

We usually mark the Principal Feasts and Principal Holy Days of the Church with a Choral Eucharist at 1945

Our choir

Birmingham Cathedral has an excellent professional Cathedral Choir of boys, girls and adults. They sing five services each week in various formations.

Our choristers come from many different schools and their diversity reflects the diversity of the city. The Choir gives regular concerts in the Cathedral, in parish churches in our diocese and further afield.

The Choir’s repertoire ranges from Palestrina, through Bach, Mozart and the great 19th and 20th century Anglican church composers to modern pieces commissioned by the Choir. One highlight was their 2016 collaboration with Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, singing with Tony on the download track How Good It Is.

Singing with a Cathedral Choir offers children a unique musical and educational opportunity and some of our choristers have become leading figures in professional music, art, the media and many other fields. We recruit boys into the Cathedral Choir from Year 3 and girls from Year 5 and, we would love to hear from you if you would like to discuss this further.

We occasionally also have vacancies for adult student or professional singers, including for soprano choral scholars and female altos. Please see our Vacancies page for any specific opportunities.

Music contacts

David Hardie
Head of Music
Ashley Wagner
Assistant Head of Music

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