At St Lawrence has had a long history of choral music. The choir of boys and men were well known in York and numbered over 40 at its height in the 1940s. Steady decline matching other parishes in the church of England meant the tradition gradually dwindled resulting in the disposal of the pipe organ in 2004/8. However a resurgence in choral music supporting the liturgy has emerged and goes from strength to strength.

The choir in that sing at the Sung Eucharist is a non-auditioning choir and welcomes all enthusiastic singers! At Evensong there is an auditioning choir that sing the Cathedral Evensong repertoire. There are overlap of singers over both choirs.

The choirs do more than just sing! We hold termly choir events as well as weekly socials. The evensong choir has alumni that have gone on to sing with the Minster Choir, Genesis Sixteen, and various Oxbridge colleges. Whatever your reason for joining, for fun, for practice, St Lawrence is a hugely rewarding place to sing.

All enquiries about singing at St Lawrence should be made to Jonty Ward, our Director of Music, by emailing or in person by attending any service on a Sunday.