Joining the Nave Choir

How do I join the choir?

Entrance to the choir is by informal audition.  Applicants must be able to read music, but the choir is keen to hear from both experienced singers and those new to singing in choirs.  The choir currently meets twice a week on Thursday and Sunday evenings during term time, and although the choir is made up of voluntary singers, a consistent level of commitment is expected.

What does the audition entail?

The audition is short and informal, and will consist of some scales and arpeggios (both to help your voice warm up and to check your range), some sightreading (in English), an ear test (picking out notes from chords etc.) and a hymn at the end.  You don't need to bring anything with you - just bring yourself!

How do I arrange an audition?

Simply send an email to the director, Benjamin Chewter (, to arrange an audition or phone 01244 500977.

Support Us

View all Support pages

There are many ways to support the Cathedral from donations through to buying a gift or simply enjoying a coffee in the Refectory. We welcome your support in whatever form it takes.

Refectory Cafe


The Refectory, built in the 13th century, was the dining hall for the 40 monks who belonged to the community at the time. The Refectory is open from 9:30 - 4:30 and a delicious lunch menu, fabulous cakes and free Wi-Fi!


» Read More

Online Shop

The Shop provides a full range of souvenirs, books, gifts, cards, CDs and jewellery, some unique to Chester Cathedral;  it's even possible to buy postage stamps!

» Read More


Chester Cathedral needs your help! We receive no financial subsidy from government and therefore rely on kind donations and the support of people like you. The Just Giving site is just one way to help.

» Read More