The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, has been in existence since the year 1348, and, with the exception of the Commonwealth period (1649-60), has sung services in the Chapel continuously since then. In term time, the Choir sings three services on Sundays and one service every weekday except Wednesday – performing a large repertoire of music from all ages and traditions.
The Choristers, aged between 8 and 13, attend St George’s School. Rehearsing each morning, they also come up to the Castle after lessons to rehearse and sing the service with the Lay Clerk, professionally trained singers, who are selected by audition.
Beyond its liturgical duties the choir broadcasts, tours, performs concerts and records (the next album being one of Christmas music due out in the autumn of 2019) to bring the sound of St George’s to wider audiences.
The Choir has toured to a number of countries including the USA, Austria, Germany and The Netherlands.