Bridlington Priory has a long musical tradition. In 1450, a Choir School was established at the Priory for ‘twelve quarasters and a maister’ to teach them both grammar and song. Today the Priory’s musical tradition is continued to a high standard with separate boys’ and girls’ choirs who, along with the about sixteen adults, sing under the direction of Paul Dewhurst. Boys and girls are recruited from local schools and show their commitment by practising regularly during school term times.
The choirs sing for the morning and evening services each Sunday and provides music at a number of special services throughout the year and at the popular Christmas concert ‘Brass and Voices’. The choir’s repertoire is extensive and includes music from the 16th century to the present day.
Over the years a number of CD recordings and broadcasts have been made. There is an annual Choir Camp, which may be combined with a visit to sing in a cathedral or another major church and every few years the Choir makes a visit to Bad Salzuflen, Bridlington’s German twin town, where it is very well-received.
Joining the Bridlington Priory Choir
We are always on the lookout for new recruits to the choir. Enquiries are welcome from boys in year 3 and above and girls in year 5 and above. We are also always keen to hear from adult singers.
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