Biography of Ely Cathedral Choir:
Edward the Confessor attended the monastic school, and probably sang in che Choir, but the group of boy choristers, as we know them today, were first brought together to sing the daily Mass in the newly-built Lady Chapel in the fifteenth century. Adult professional singers were added as required, and the choir was given its present form in the mid-sixteenth century.
The choir consists of eighteen choristers and six lay clerks. It sings Evensong daily, and the Eucharist on Sunday mornings. Frequent visits are made to give concerts, and the choir broadcasts regularly and has made many recordings.