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BBC Radio 4 features Diocese of Leeds Singing Programme this Sunday (3 May)

This Sunday, 3 May, the BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme (7.10am) features the work of the Diocese of Leeds’ singing programme, looking at how they have moved their programme of 18 after-school choirs online and continued their work with schools through daily YouTube singing sessions led by their Choral Directors. We’ll hear how staff are putting new […]

Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund

In partnership with the Ouseley Church Music Trust, FCM has launched the Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund to support choirs silenced during the COVID-19 national lockdown. Donate to the Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund Watch our video to learn more:   While singers in cathedral choirs have mostly been placed on furlough, a survey of their Directors […]

Rodolfus Foundation announces the winning anthem for the Virtual Evensong

We’ve been overwhelmed with the number of votes for the Rodolfus Foundation Virtual Evensong – over 450 in the space of about a week! Thank you so much for taking part and voting; we’re pleased to announce that the winning anthem is ‘I Was Glad’, by Parry. The guide video is now available to watch and […]

The ML Wood Song School at Cathedral Isle of Man: open for business ‘unusual’

While a good number of colleagues have been furloughed and are unable to continue with chorister education, Cathedral Isle of Man Director of Music, Dr Peter Litman, has devised a way of continuing chorister development. Through the use of digital technology, document sharing and video conferencing systems, Dr Litman teaches 3 sessions a week for […]

Take part in the Rodolfus Foundation’s Virtual Evensong

We’re sure you’ve seen how many different things are happening online these days whilst we’re unable to be together in person.  If you follow The Rodolfus Foundation on social media, you may be aware that they have launched a Virtual Evensong in association with FCM and choralevensong.org.  We want to get as many people involved […]

Norwich Cathedral choristers are still singing!

They can’t meet in person, but choristers at Norwich Cathedral haven’t let that deter them from continuing to make music together. With the help of Director of Music, Ashley Grote and Assistant Organist, George Inscoe, the boys and girls have each sung a hymn together.  They each recorded their contribution at home and George Inscoe […]

Ely Cathedral Choristers sing ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’

On Friday 20 March, the boy and girl choristers came together to sing Isaac Watts’s famous Passiontide hymn ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’.  It is particularly poignant, being their last chance to sing together before the cathedral temporarily closed.   Ely Cathedral is posting daily musical offerings on its Facebook page.  Head over to […]

Be a part of BBC Radio 4’s Easter Sunday Worship

BBC Radio 4 is looking for people to send in recordings of themselves singing Thine Be the Glory.  They will edit them all together to be the final hymn in the Radio 4’s Easter Sunday Worship. The service will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury who will give his Easter Message, concluding with an […]

Join RSCM’s big Easter Evensong!

This Easter, it won’t be possible for choirs to come together to sing.  Thanks to RSCM, though, we can all join in a special festal Easter Evensong online! RSCM has put together a complete set of practice materials to help you learn the music.  You can then join them for a live-streamed service on their […]

Important information concerning FCM during the coming months

In the light of the current and escalating crisis regarding Covid-19, Friends of Cathedral Music has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone all gatherings and other events scheduled to take place before the end of July 2020. Our Annual General Meeting, scheduled for Saturday 13 June, will also be postponed. As you are […]

Festival of Clergy Support Trust

Unfortunately due to the current situation and the closure of St Paul’s Cathedral, this year’s Festival Service has been cancelled. The date for next year is Tuesday 11 May 2020,  

A haul of prizes for Miriam, Ely Cathedral’s Sixth Form Organ Scholar

King’s Ely Sixth Form student and Ely Cathedral Organ Scholar, Miriam Reveley, has won a host of prizes in recognition of her organ playing, in her first ever organ examination! Miriam, 16, not only passed the examination for the Colleague of the Royal College of Organists (CRCO) – an achievement very rare for someone of […]