Information

There is an enormous amount of information regarding Cathedral Music available from a wide variety of sources and this website makes no attempt to collate them! Here are some information sources and links that may be useful:

Many Cathedrals and other foundations now either webcast their services or make an archive of audio or video recordings available. To find these, either the foundation’s website or a good search engine are the best starting points.

Choral Evensong is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesdays at 15:30, with a repeat on Sunday at 16:00
The BBC Choral Evensong website gives full details of the next and forthcoming broadcasts. Each broadcast is also available to listen on-line for 7 days and can be accessed from the Choral Evensong website. Choral Evensong was first broadcast on Thursday 7 October 1926 live from Westminster Abbey and has been broadcast weekly on BBC Radio ever since.

Choral Evensong is a website dedicated to promoting Choral evensong at all locations including parish churches and Cathedrals across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Association of English Cathedrals is the representative body for English Anglican cathedrals, promotes their role and encourages cathedrals to share best practice and information.

The Royal School of Church Music supports a world-wide network of 9,000 churches, schools and individuals and is committed to achieving the best use of good music in worship.

Under distinguished patronage the Incorporated Guild of Church Musicians was founded in 1888 as the Church Choir Guild. It was incorporated in 1905. The foundation patrons were Archbishop Frederick Temple and Sir George Elvey, organist of St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

Founded in 1906, the Church Music Society affirms the importance of music in worship and of the effective use of music appropriate to its proper liturgical use and thus strives always to sustain the Church’s wonderful musical heritage.

Founded in 1929, the Society of Saint Gregory is the national society for liturgy and music in the Roman Catholic Church in the British Isles.

The Federation of Cathedral Old Choristers’ Associations Consists of Old Chorister Associations from Cathedrals throughout the British Isles, Eire and New Zealand.

The objectives of the Campaign for the Traditional Cathedral Choir are “To champion the ancient tradition of the all-male choir in Cathedrals, Chapels Royal, Collegiate Churches, University Chapels and similar ecclesiastical choral foundations”.

The Prayer Book Society exists to promote and preserve the use of the Book of Common Prayer (1662). The 1662 Prayer Book is the traditional service book of the Church of England, and it contains the Church’s historic beliefs

The Incorporated Association of Organists was “formed in about 1916. It is the umbrella organisation for some 90 affiliated organists’ associations and individual members throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.”

The Royal College of Organists is “(A) charity and membership organisation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of organ playing and choral directing.”

The website Organ Recitals provides a comprehensive list of recitals in Britain.

Orgelradio, a Belgian website launched in January 2016, is now Orgel Roxx! It provides a continuous 24/7 stream of organ music online via it’s website at www.orgelradio.eu and a direct stream at http://radio.organroxx.com:8000/freestream.ogg

The Choir Schools Association says: “Welcome to the very special world of choir schools”