Manchester Children's Choir

Welcome to the page of Manchester Cathedral Children’s Choir!

In the Choir, children learn and have fun through singing and musicianship games. The children sing a wide variety of songs and play music games to encourage social interaction, physical co-ordination and self-confidence. They learn to pitch simple melodies in their heads, and grasp basic pulse and rhythm. We aim to have one concert per term to show family and friends what we have been learning.

There have been numerous studies over the last few years celebrating the fact that leaning to sing in a choir can help children in many ways. There are five main areas of reported benefits from singing. These include, physical, psychologival, social, musical and educational (and they often overlap!). For more details from “SingUp” which is a Government invested national singing programme, click here.

Here is some information for the budding historian!

Manchester Children’s Choir was founded in 1920s by composer Sir Hamilton Harty, who had the aim to make choral music and singing accessible to all children of Manchester and Salford, regardless of ability or background. The original Manchester Children’s Choir was famous for their recording of Purcell’s Nymphs and Shepherds with the Hallé Orchestra which sold over one million copies, however the choir soon disbanded after the outbreak of World War II.


Children’s Choir details

• Age: Any child from ages 5 to 12.
• Experience: None at all! Everything gets taught to you.
• When: Saturdays 10-11am
• Venue: The Cathedral’s Song School
• Totally free!

We look forward to meeting you on a Saturday morning soon!

For more information on Children’s Choir, please email music@manchestercathedral.org.