WINCHESTER Cathedral Choir set out on tour of cities in the USA and Canada to show their appreciation for the generous donations they received from tourists.

Composed of 17 choristers aged between ten and 13, and 14 lay clerks, the choir were pictured by a Daily Echo photographer before embarking upon their travels.

Sponsors of the tour included Barclay’s Bank International, the British Council, Winchester City corporation and Friends of Winchester Cathedral.