Cathedral Choirs Sing Forever
Inspired by fundraising for the Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund, the team of musicians at Norwich Cathedral decided to organise a lockdown recording to help highlight the current uncertainty faced by many cathedrals and choral foundations. Friends of Cathedral Music (part of the Cathedral Music Trust) and their partners seek to raise £1M to help choirs during this uncertain time.
Aled Jones, Elizabeth Watts, Anna Haestrup, William Miles-Kingston and over 250 choristers from all over the nation have joined together for this beautiful rendition of Sing Forever by Robert Prizeman and arranged for this project by Ashley Grote, Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral.
You can donate to Cathedral Choirs Sing Forever in aid of the Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund here.
We are so grateful to the soloists and the cathedrals and other choral foundations who have got involved in this project, resulting in such a moving piece of music and also to Robert Prizeman for allowing us to arrange Sing Forever for this project.
The Friends of Cathedral Music and the Ouseley Church Music Trust launched the Cathedral Choirs Emergency Fund to support choirs silenced during the Covid-19 national lockdown. We need to make sure they return to the musical excellence for which they are renowned throughout the world. It has become clear that this will only happen with significant additional funds.The Cathedral Choirs Emergency Fund aims to raise £1 million and make grants to cathedral choirs in need. Both FCM and OCMT and the Choir Schools’ Association have committed to making initial contributions of £250,000 each towards the target. They will work together and with other charities to raise funds to provide financial assistance as the response to this crisis unfolds. The aim is to ensure that choirs can remain together and return to their normal high standards of performance once the buildings are opened again.