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Winchester Cathedral Choir is one of England's leading cathedral choirs with a repertoire extending from Weelkes and Byrd to Howells, Leighton and Tavener. It consists of 16-20 boy choristers and 12 Lay Clerks. The choirboys receive their schooling at The Pilgrims' School, where they learn to play at least one instrument. The Lay Clerks are experienced musicians, often with careers in singing or teaching. The choir's main commitment is to singing at cathedral services. In addition it gives performances at home and abroad, having sung at the Henry Wood Proms in the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and recently in Florence Cathedral. In 2003 the choir appeared with The English Concert in Göttingen in a celebrated performance of Handel's Jephtha.