Wells Cathedral Choir Association

The WCCA was formed in 2009 by Matthew Owens, the current Organist & Master of the Choristers. The aim of the Association is to maintain a link between the Cathedral and the current choir with ex-choristers, Vicars Choral, choral scholars and organists.

The committee works closely with the Cathedral, the Cathedral School and the Old Wellensian Association to maintain contact with past members of the music establishment, organise reunions and share news.

We have been an active member of the Federation of Old Choristers Association since our foundation in 2009, providing articles and updates to its magazine Once A Chorister.

Our Patron is Peter Price, Bishop of Bath & Wells and the President of the Association is the Dean, The Very Reverend John Clarke. The committee is chaired by Chris Seaton, an ex chorister from 1971-1975.

Contacting Us

We are always very happy to hear from old members of the music establishment, particularly to receive photographs and contributions for future newsletters and communications. Please contact [email protected]

Next Reunion

This year we are hosting the National Annual Festival of the Federation of Cathedral Old Choristers’ Associations which is happening at Wells for the very first time on the weekend of 29/30 April 2016. This link will direct you to the booking form.

This will be in place of our annual reunion and we are hoping to have a strong host team of ex-choristers, organists and vicars choral to participate in the weekend’s events. In particular there will be a sung Evensong and it would be wonderful to have ex-choristers and members of the Wells Cathedral Choir Association at the core of that service. Also there will be a gala dinner as you will see from the programme and it would be great to see as many of you as possible at that event.

I do hope you will be able to join us at this important event and do use it as an opportunity to get in touch and encourage other ex-choristers, organists, choral scholars and vicars choral who were  in the choir during your time to attend.

Chris Seaton, Chairman

Wells Cathedral Choir Association