St Etheldreda's

Roman Catholic Church


St Etheldreda’s Choir is one of only a few fully professional Roman Catholic church choirs in the country. The choir’s origins were of men and boys, which Theodore Tanner directed from 1908 to 1948, and in the mixed choir of local singers who continued his work. In the late 1970s, professional singers were gradually engaged and the choir evolved into its present form as a professional octet. The choir sings the Latin Mass each Sunday at 11am and on major Feast Days and Solemnities, with a wide and eclectic repertoire.

Photography by Kerry Morgan Photography

Music staff

Director of Music

Robert Patterson – MA (Cantab) FRCO FRSM

Professional singers: 

Maddy Holmes, Iris Korfker

Iestyn Morris, Lorna Perry

Robin Datta, Ben Thapa

Dan D’Souza, Ben Oakley

Music List

Download the Music List for the Solemn Sung Mass, Sundays 11am (PDF):

Music List

The Organ

St Etheldreda’s organ was handmade in Switzerland by Spath Orgelbau, taking ten employees five months to construct. It was inaugurated in 2009 at a special recital by Dame Gillian Weir CBE.

The organ specification is as follows:

1 Subbass 16
2 Octavbass 8
3 Bourdonbass 8
4 Choralbass 4
5 Trombone 16
6 Bourdon 16
7 Principal 8
8 Rohrflöte 8
9 Viola da Gamba 8
10 Octave 4
11 Flauto dolce 4
12 Nasat 2 2/3
13 Superoctave 2
14 Tierce 1 3/5
15 Mixture III
16 Trumpet 8
17 Bourdon 8
18 Salicional 8
19 Unda Maris 8
20 Fugara 4
21 Flute 4
22 Flageolet 2
23 Mixture III
24 Oboe 8
25 Tremolo


If you would like to enjoy the music of St Etheldreda’s Choir in the comfort of your own home, CDs are available to buy online in our shop.

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