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The Cathedral Carliol Choir

Auditions for the Carliol Choir 2018

The Carliol choir enters a new chapter with the appointment of its new director, Jonathan Millican, who currently holds the position of Senior Lay Clerk in the Cathedral Choir. The Carliol choir would like to give their most grateful thanks to the outgoing director Mr Ian Hare and wish him well.

The Choir are a friendly group consisting of members of the cathedral congregation and local interested singers who meet regularly to take part in the worship of the Cathedral. They are currently auditioning for new members. All interested parties should make an application using the form by the 28th April. Completed forms can be handed in to the cathedral office for the attention of Mr Mark Duthie, or can be emailed to The Director at jonathan.millican@cumbria.ac.uk The audition will consist of a short performance of a piece of the auditionees choice, followed by some simple aural and music-reading tests. On receipt of an application, each auditionee will be allocated a time slot. The auditions will take place on the 5th May in the Cathedral Song room, our new director looks forward to seeing you there. There may be other dates and times available at the discretion of the director.


The Cathedral Carliol Choir

This choir consists of about thirty singers (men and women) who sing the Cathedral services on six or more Sundays a year, mostly at half term or in vacations. There is also an annual carol service for the Eden Valley Hospice and a Holy Week service. In addition, the Carliol Choir sings each year at a church in the Carlisle Diocese, recently including Crosthwaite Church (Keswick), Grasmere, Greystoke and Wetheral.

Before each event there are normally two rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. in the Song Room. A schedule for the year is normally drawn up and members are invited to sign up for the services in which they can take part. Management of the choir is in the hands of a Steering Group, of which the Secretary is Bruce Mumford.

The repertoire is designed to complement that of the other Cathedral choirs, and to provide an opportunity for enthusiastic singers to take part in cathedral worship, including “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs”. Academic gowns are worn, with the Cathedral coat of arms embroidered on the left border.

The Carliol Choir is a member of the Carlisle Cathedral Choirs’ Association, and is also affiliated to the Association of Cathedral Voluntary Choirs.