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More support for choral music: Cathedral Music Trust opens grant applications for 2021

Cathedral Music Trust has opened applications for its 2021 grant programmes to support leading choral foundations across the UK and Republic of Ireland. By making grants, Cathedral Music Trust seeks to maintain and expand the work of the choral foundations of cathedrals, collegiate churches and chapels and other places of worship, thus ensuring this extraordinary […]

Duchess of Gloucester sends Christmas message to choristers

Ahead of Christmas, The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron of Cathedral Music Trust’s Diamond Fund for Choristers, has sent a message to young singers supported by the charity. In the video, the Duchess recognises the importance of our country’s long-standing choral tradition, and the comfort the familiar sound of choirs will bring at this time of […]

Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund grants announced

We are pleased to announce that the second round of Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund grants has been awarded to cathedrals which, together with the matched funding from the Church Commissioners, brings the total awarded to £2 million. Grants have been made to Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals in the UK and Republic of Ireland. A partnership […]

New Trustees Appointed

Cathedral Music Trust, a voice for cathedral music, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new trustees to the board. Appointed following an extensive recruitment process conducted in partnership with Nurole, Jonathan Macdonald will head up the Development Committee, whilst Gavin Ralston will be chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. Jonathan Macdonald joins […]

54 Cathedral Organists to give virtual performance of famous work

The Cathedral Music Trust, a voice for UK cathedral music, today announced that it has brought together 54 of the country’s leading organists, playing instruments from cathedrals, college chapels and major churches, to create a virtual performance of Bach’s iconic Toccata and Fugue in D minor. The video performance, to be introduced by Clare Balding, aims […]

Welcome to our new Directors

Cathedral Music Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of its two Directors, Cathryn Dew (Operations Director) and Natasha Morris (Development Director). Together they will lead on creating a strategic vision for the Trust to ensure that our treasured cathedral choirs not only survive but thrive and flourish as we emerge from the pandemic and […]

A Choral Odyssey with The Sixteen

18 November – 23 December 2020 Join The Sixteen on a voyage of choral discovery, exploring some of the UK’s most fascinating buildings and the unique stories that bind them to our choral heritage. The Sixteen are excited to present a brand-new, five-part series of programmes, A Choral Odyssey. Presented by actor Sir Simon Russell […]

Response to new national Covid-19 measures

In response to the Government’s announcement that places of worship in England are to close from Thursday, except for private prayer or to broadcast acts of worship, Peter Allwood, Chairman of the Cathedral Music Trust, said: “Around the UK, cathedrals and churches with professional choirs have spent considerable time, money and effort to make singing […]

London Sound Gallery presented by The Gesualdo Six

An online series of concerts begins next week as The Gesualdo Six present London Sound Gallery, a chamber music festival performed by some of the UK’s finest young musicians, celebrating their talent and versatility. You can view a short festival preview here via Vimeo where you will discover the performers taking part in the series include Fieri Consort, […]

Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund application process now open

The Cathedral Choirs Emergency Fund (CCEF) is an initiative of the Cathedral Music Trust, the Ouseley Church Music Trust and the Choir Schools Association. The aim has been to raise £1,000,000 with which to support the restoration of Choral Music in Cathedrals following the financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Initial payments have already […]

Festival Announces First Award Winner

The Edington Festival of Music is absolutely delighted to announce that Portsmouth Cathedral Choir is the successful recipient of the first Edington Festival Award. The Cathedral will use the award (£3000 this year) to provide vocal training for choristers. Edington Festival’s Director, Richard Pinel, says ‘We are delighted that the first Edington Festival award has […]

Festival to Announce First Award Winner

The Edington Festival of Music is to announce the winner of the very first Edington Festival Award on Sunday 30th August during the Finale of their week-long festival. The Edington Festival Award was made possible by a bequest which has been invested by the Edington Music Festival. The award was decided in collaboration with Cathedral […]