Guildford Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir sang for the first time at the service of consecration in May 1961, and under the direction of five organists and masters of the choristers since that date has established an impressive international reputation. This reputation for excellence has been founded on the tremendous commitment, energy and enthusiasm of parents, choristers and adult singers alike. In 2002 the establishment of the Girl Choristers augmented the Cathedral’s music foundation.

Between them the boy and girl choristers and the lay clerks provide music for seven fully choral services each week during term time. They also participate in a wide variety of musical activities which include recording, broadcasting and touring, as well as frequent concert appearances in the cathedral and elsewhere.

Katherine Dienes-Williams

Photograph of Katherine Dienes-Williams

Organist & Master of the Choristers


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Guildford Cathedral

Katherine Dienes-Williams, MA, BMus, LTCL, FRCO, Hon ARSCM, Hon GCM was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral in January 2008 following six years as Director of Music at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. She was the first-ever female member to be elected to the Cathedral Organists' Association, and on her appointment to Guildford, became the first ever woman to hold such a post in the Church of England.