We have over 150 singers in seven choirs at the cathedral, boys and girls, teenagers, men and women, all of whom are entirely voluntary.
Our girls and boys (who all come from local schools) receive the equivalent of £1,000 free tuition in music every year. The high standards which we reach help them with their school work, for their ability to concentrate is enhanced. And they enjoy it!
Our choirs broadcast regularly for BBC Radio and also TV; they give concerts with professional orchestras, and they have recently enjoyed tours of Paris, Berlin, Prague, Malta and even the USA!
And, of course, their membership of one of the most beautiful places of worship in Lancashire gives them an unparalleled environment in which to spend their formative years.
In recent years we have developed an exciting programme of music outreach to schools in the Diocese.
The Friends of Blackburn Cathedral Music also promotes an imaginative concert series and Blackburn Cathedral Old Choristers' Association is a thriving body which meets for fellowship and also supports the musical life of the Cathedral.