The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir Association was founded in the 1960s, originally as the Choir Parents’ Association but later its membership was opened to members of the congregation and friends who wish to share in the support offered to the Choir. Among the present members are friends and supporters of the Choir, and past and present choristers, layclerks and their families. Between them they offer moral, practical and financial support to the Choir, in such activities as tours, outings and holidays. The Association has funded recordings and printing costs of recruitment material.
Members are kept in touch with activities and each other through a twice-yearly newsletter, Choral Whispers, which gives information of past and future events, as well as news of former choristers and layclerks.
There are regular opportunities to meet other members at various social events throughout the year. Fundraising events are aimed at a wider public, including Cash Crescendo, a weekly draw.
The Cathedral has no ancient endowments to cover the cost of the Choir and providing choral scholarships to assist junior choristers with school fees is a major item. The Choir Endowment Fund was established to help in this regard.
The Association celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first public performance by the Cathedral Choir at High Mass on the titular feast of Christ the King in 1960. A weekend of celebrations took place over the weekend of the titular feast on Sunday 21 November, 2011.
Any former choristers who are not in touch with choir reunions, are asked to register with their email and postal addresses and phone numbers.
If you would like to help support the Choirs and to join the Choir Association, please email the Chairman, Mrs Christine Nurse.