Watch the choir, who have sang several times in the presence of Her Majesty and The Royal Family this year, perform one of the best-loved Christmas carols.
The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, has been in existence since the year 1348, and, with the exception of the Commonwealth period (1649-60), has sung services in the Chapel continuously since then. In term time, the Choir sings three services on Sundays and one service every weekday except Wednesday – performing a large repertoire of music from all ages and traditions.
Members of the public can hear the Choir at St George’s Chapel during regular services – and all are welcome at the Christmas services. Find out more details on attending a Christmas Service here.
The Choir sings regularly in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
In 2018, the choir sang at the Royal Maundy Service.
The Choristers, aged between 8 and 13, attend St George’s School. Rehearsing each morning, they also come up to the Castle after lessons to rehearse and sing the service with the Lay Clerk, professionally trained singers, who are selected by audition.
Beyond its liturgical duties the choir broadcasts, tours, performs concerts and records (the next album being one of Christmas music due out in the autumn of 2019) to bring the sound of St George’s to wider audiences.
The Choir has toured to a number of countries including the USA, Austria, Germany and The Netherlands.
Drone footage by Thomas Rainbow; filmed and produced by Martin Stanford. Audio ℗ Hyperion Records Ltd, London. Video © The Dean & Canons of Windsor.