An Ex Lay Vicar Choral

Yesterday saw me hang up my choir robes for the last time, as I “retired” from the choir of Christ Church Cathedral. I first joined the choir in 2007, and in the intervening 8 years I’ve had the privilege to be involved in very exciting things: TV and radio broadcasts, tours, ordinations, consecrations, enthronements, presidential visits, […]

Ten Weeks

I finally decided just before Easter that I was going to hand in my notice at the cathedral choir. I’m now working out my notice, and I finish at the end of term in 10 weeks time. There’s a myriad of reasons that sit behind my decision, but if you boil it down, I’ve just […]

Half Term

There’s nothing happening on the musical front this week, as the cathedral choir are on a half-term break. We get a week’s holiday in the middle of every term, which is a welcome rest – especially this term, after a very busy Trinity Sunday (our patronal festival) weekend. Last Friday we performed our annual summer […]


Over the last couple of weeks, there’s been quite a few auditionees visiting Dublin and spending some time with the cathedral choir. It’s great to see that the Gap Year Scheme has yielded such a large amount of interest, and we certainly have found several really good singers for next year. It’s just a shame […]