The Canterbury Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys


Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, Birmingham presents the Canterbury Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys

 From England, North American Tour Spring 2018, IN CONCERT Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 5pm.

3736 Montrose Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35213

Purchase Tickets here ($25 before March 15th, $35 Afterward)

Limited Seating Available




This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the oldest and most celebrated choirs in the world in a splendidly resonant Birmingham church, perfectly-designed for experiencing choral music. Back by popular demand, the Canterbury Choir themselves asked to return to Saint Luke’s after their highly-popular 2015 performance, noting the church and city’s extraordinary Southern hospitality.

Under the direction of Master of the Choristers David Flood and accompanied by organist David Newsholme, this world-renowned choir (approaching its 600th anniversary in 2020) consists of 12 professional adult singers and 25 boys between 8 and 13 years old. They will perform a range of traditional and contemporary music, comparing-contrasting ancient to modern styles. These young men, both at home and on their worldwide tours, enjoy celebrity boy band status among their adoring fan clubs: during their last visit to Birmingham their casual stop for ice cream at local teenage hot spot Mountainbrook Creamery drew a screaming crowd of young girls; then their impromptu performance while visiting the Civil Rights Institute downtown stopped traffic.


With its splendidly resonant acoustic, Saint Luke’s Church is considered among the Southeast’s finest venues for experiencing choral music, hosting an ongoing series of the world’s finest choirs. The multi awards-winning sanctuary (built 1961) designed by Nelson Smith in Romanesque Revival style was envisioned-built for Music. Towering across the back wall, suspended in its own floating gallery, the organ was designed by Walter Holtkamp, Sr. notable among his last and largest instruments, especially for its neo-cubist design with a brass Trumpeteria en chamades.