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Supporting Music

Choirs Association

Chelmsford Cathedral Choirs' Association (CCCA) is a friendly and sociable group which promotes and supports the activities of the Chelmsford Cathedral Choirs by fundraising. In recent years it has underwritten choir tours to Paris and Chartres, choir medals, honours boards for the Song School, and social activities for the choirs.

It also seeks to promote, develop and maintain the interest of members and the public through the English cathedral choral tradition and the Cathedral's choirs. The Association organises fundraising events through the year including a candlelit dinner in the Cathedral, a hog roast, quiz nights and wine tasting.

All events are open to members of the public, and membership of the Association is relatively inexpensive at £10 for individual membership and £15 for family membership. An application form to join can be downloaded here.

A twice-yearly round-up of choir news InQuire is published by the Association and will be available to download shortly. For further information, please send us an email.

To view details of our GDPR policy for the CCCA, please click here.

The Choir

Choral Fund

The Choral Fund exists to provide superb musical opportunities for the choristers, choral and organ scholars, lay clerks and singing men of the choir; it is responsible for ensuring a secure financial base for the development of music at Chelmsford. 

Since 1914 the Cathedral (and before that the Parish Church) has been filled with the sound of music and worship; a sound that attracts thousands of worshippers, visitors and music lovers each year and has led to the Cathedral becoming known as a centre for musical excellence.

The Cathedral Choirs have sung for Her Majesty The Queen, at the Cenotaph in Whitehall to commemorate the 1915 Gallipoli landings and broadcast live on BBC TV and radio. The diversity of musical activities is a part of what makes Chelmsford Cathedral an exciting place to be a young musician, and the educational work that is supported through membership of the choirs can have a far-reaching effect.

The fund supports the growth of the Cathedral choirs, including musicians, resources and equipment. It also works to raise the profile of the Cathedral choirs in the Diocese and wider community and supports musical activities, events and concerts throughout the year.

If you would like to add your support to the important work of the Choral Fund, you may wish to become a Patron.  Please contact the Music Department for more information.