Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers (ECOS)

ECOS is Ely Cathedral’s voluntary choir. It is an integral part of the Cathedral’s musical life, singing at Choral Evensong, Sunday Eucharist, and many special services, and appearing often in the Cathedral’s busy concert calendar.

Members (aged 18 or over) are experienced amateur singers and standards are high. There is no regular weekly rehearsal: most preparation is done on the day of a service. The attendance requirement is flexible, allowing singers to sign up for commitments as they choose.

Entry is by an informal, friendly audition. To find out more click here  or contact the Choir Secretary, Sarah Clutton. [s.clutton@elycathedral.org]

Ely Imps – PLEASE NOTE: this information will shortly be updated

This mixed children’s choir appeared in public for the first time in 2006 when over 100 boys and girls aged 8-13 sang to a packed cathedral under the baton of the world-famous Cambridge based composer, John Rutter. The choir is now conducted by Paul Trepte.

The 45-minute rehearsals are deliberately planned to take place on varied weekday evenings so that children with other commitments can achieve the minimum 75% attendance rate required. The emphasis is always on the fun and joy of singing and the feedback from current choir members is extremely positive. If you know a boy or girl in this age group who enjoys singing please encourage them to get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can hear them sing.

Interested? If so please contact the Imps Administrator, as soon as possible to arrange a time to sing to Paul Trepte. There is no need to be scared of an “audition” because the occasion will be a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

The Cathedral Boys Choir and the Cathedral Girls Choir – PLEASE NOTE: this information will shortly be updated

Informal auditions for both boy and girl choristers can be arranged at any time by contacting either Paul Trepte (boys’ choir) or Sarah MacDonald (girls’ choir).