Cathedral Choir Summer Concert

Stephen Darlington conducts the Cathedral ChoirOn Wednesday 4 July, the Cathedral Choir will perform a Summer Concert in the Cathedral ahead of their forthcoming tour to China.

The concert will showcase a wonderful variety of musical styles and periods, including music by Handel, Stanford, and Canteloube, and some more recent favourites such as ‘Double trouble’ from Harry Potter.

Christ Church Cathedral Choir is famous for its versatility and adventurous musical programming, and this evening is a great opportunity to hear a programme that they will be performing across the world. To learn more about the Choir, visit their website:

This concert for a summer's evening will also be one of the last opportunities to hear the choir under Stephen Darlington's direction in the UK.

Professor Darlington retires this summer after 32 years of outstanding service to the Choir, the Cathedral, the College and the University, and will be succeeded by Steven Grahl. 

Over the last thirty years, Stephen Darlington has led the Choir to achieve an enviable international reputation for the quality and variety of its work. In addition to its daily offices in the Cathedral, he has taken the Choir on tour to America and China, East Europe and the Caribbean, to give sell-out concerts to great critical acclaim. He has made more than fifty recordings with the Choir, including the recent award-winning series of music from the Eton Choirbook. He has also brought the choir to wider public attention singing the theme music for the BBC comedy series The Vicar of Dibley!

This, his last UK concert with Christ Church Cathedral Choir, is an event not to be missed.

Visitors are welcome to attend Choral Evensong, sung by the Christ Church Cathedral Singers, beginning at the usual time of 6pm. 

The concert will follow a little later in the evening at 7:30pm. Tickets will be on sale on the door for £10.