Choir has new home this year

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DURHAM Cathedral Choir is settling into a new home after returning from the summer holidays.

The new vestries are in an undercroft space off the Cathedral Cloister which dates from the late 11th century.

There is a robing and rest room for the gentlemen of the choir and a separate robing room for the Cathedral Choristers.

New lockers have been installed and a rehearsal space for trainee choristers, to receive singing lessons.

The vestries have been created as part of the Cathedral’s Open Treasure project.

Open Treasure involves 
significant works in the 
buildings first built to meet 
the needs of the monks who lived here before the Reformation.

The new vestries were designed by architects Purcell with Chris Cotton in charge and Simpsons of York as the contractor.