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Welcome to Peterborough Cathedral

FCM is delighted to welcome Peterborough Cathedral as a new Corporate Member.

Singing has been a part of worship at Peterborough Cathedral for over 1000 years. As a Benedictine abbey generations of monks sang the offices. At the foundation of the Cathedral in 1541, the choir was formed along with The King’s School for the education of the choristers.

Today’s choral foundation consists of around fifty boy and girl Choristers, six Lay Clerks and three Choral Scholars, together with three extra singers who sing at weekends and on major feasts. In addition to its main role in providing choral music for the daily services (8 per week), the choir gives concerts and broadcasts, and has undertaken a number of recordings: in recent years it has toured Europe and made a number of television and radio broadcasts, including the Eucharists on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2008, which were relayed live on BBC1. Most recently, the 19th century Hill organ has been re-pitched to standard modern concert pitch (following major works carried out by Harrison and Harrison between 2015-2016), the choir gave a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Choral Evensong in December 2017, and the Girl Choristers and Lay Clerks toured Belgium in May 2019.

Future plans include Messiah with Eboracum, the production of a new audio CD, and a new promotional video.