Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir
Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir was formed in 1986 to sing services in the cathedral when the professional choir was on holiday or performing elsewhere. It is an amateur, mixed voice choir trained to sing liturgical music, although it does occasionally become involved in concerts with a more varied programme.
The choir sings about fifty services a year in Wells Cathedral and also spends a week in residence providing the music in another cathedral. A typical week-end would mean singing at Evensong on the Saturday and at Eucharist, Mattins and Evensong on the Sunday. The choir accepts private engagements in the cathedral and outside (weddings, funerals, thanksgivings, etc.) for which a fee is charged. Being a liturgical choir there is no subscription nor music charges, but members do bear their own travelling expenses. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, usually in Vicars Hall, from 7.45 to 9.15 pm.