Formerly known as Saint Michael’s Singers, Coventry Cathedral Chorus was formed in 1963 and as well as being one of the oldest running musical groups in Coventry, they are also regarded as one of the UK’s leading choral societies.
The choir has a membership of around 90 auditioned singers from all ages and all walks of life and also, over the years, the choir has performed with numerous professional soloists, conductors and orchestras in many famous concerts hall, cathedrals and great churches across the UK and also across mainland Europe. As well as this, the choir broadcasts on both radio and television as they form part of the stage choir for BBC’s annual “Songs of Praise Big Sing”, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall and conducted by Paul Leddington Wright, Coventry Cathedral Chorus Musical Director.
Paul Leddington Wright has been conducting orchestras and choirs since he was 15 and in 1984, he was appointed Organist and Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral, a post he held until 1995. He is currently Associate Conductor of the Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra.