This choir biography was current as of July, 2000. The choirs of Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, Kentucky, are part of a music program which exists in order to adorn the liturgy, edify and educate the congregation and enhance the cultural life of the community. For over 30 years, the cathedral has maintained a choir program in the English tradition, affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music. The extensive focus on the training of children’s voices reflects a primary commitment to musical education, spiritual formulation and evangelism. Under the leadership of Dr. Cummins, the cathedral choirs have made two successful tours of England, where the Girls Choir sang week-long residencies in the cathedrals of Bristol and Ely, and the Men and Boys held residencies at the cathedrals of Gloucester and St. Paul’s, London. In addition to their regular weekly responsibilities in the worship life of the cathedral, the choirs continue to offer concerts at the cathedral of major choral and orchestral literature, concerts for local arts organizations, area public and private schools, and special services and concerts for other parishes in the diocese and throughout the country. Boys and girls aged 8-12 qualify for membership, regardless of musical background or religious affiliation.