About Us

The Christchurch Cathedral Choir has sung Evensong regularly since the original Cathedral opened in 1881. The Cathedral Grammar School was established some months before the Cathedral was opened, to train choristers to sing at Cathedral services. This choral tradition has continued through the subsequent 130 years maintaining this unique English choral tradition in the Southern Hemisphere and the only one in New Zealand.

The ChristChurch Cathedral Choir

This choir is the only professional choir of boys and men in New Zealand and one of only two in the southern hemisphere. It is the oldest professional musical entity in New Zealand, being older than the cathedral itself ­ it was founded six months before the opening of the cathedral in 1881.

ChristChurch Cathedral Choir : 2008 World Tour

The ChristChurch Cathedral Choir was invited to sing in some of the world's greatest cathedrals in July/August 2008. The 16 boys and 12 men sang in Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Cambridge, Coventry, Oxford (including at Christ Church), Exeter, Hereford and Gloucester, beginning in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.