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Welcome to St James’ Church, Louth, a new corporate member

FCM is delighted to welcome St James’ Church, Louth, which has become our newest corporate member. The Parish Church of St James, located in the heart of the beautiful Lincolnshire market town of Louth, is a sizable building and is crowned with the tallest medieval parish church spire in England.  Whilst now in a quiet […]

Welcome to Rochester Cathedral

FCM welcomes Rochester Cathedral as a new Corporate Member. The choir at Rochester dates back 1400 years, but has a vibrant outlook on its work and is always keen to embrace new ways of doing things.  During term time the music department delivers on average 8 sung services a week. These are undertaken by either […]

Welcome to Peterborough Cathedral

FCM is delighted to welcome Peterborough Cathedral as a new Corporate Member. Singing has been a part of worship at Peterborough Cathedral for over 1000 years. As a Benedictine abbey generations of monks sang the offices. At the foundation of the Cathedral in 1541, the choir was formed along with The King’s School for the […]

Southern Cathedrals Festival 18 – 21 July 2019

A rich and varied musical programme will be presented at Chichester Cathedral this summer as it hosts the annual Southern Cathedrals Festival from 18-21 July. During the Festival, an exciting range of events, performances and services will be held in the Cathedral and other iconic venues around the city. The Festival celebrates the friendship between […]

Truro Cathedral’s choristers wow the judges on Britain’s Got Talent

Truro Cathedral’s  Choristers received a standing ovation with their glorious rendition of Elton John’s ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ in an audition for Britain’s Got Talent, broadcast on 18 May 2019. The choir clearly moved both audience and judges alike with their performance, which was described by the judges as ‘perfection’ and ‘beautiful from […]

A sponsored cycle ride for choristers

On 18 May, Roxanna Panufnik, acclaimed composer and patron of the FCM Diamond Fund for Choristers, will be cycling some 30 miles from St Albans Cathedral to Westminster Abbey along with 18 friends and supporters to raise funds for the Diamond Fund for Choristers and the St Albans Cathedral Music Trust.  If you would like […]

Clergy Support Trust Annual Choral Festival at St Paul’s Cathedral

Members of FCM may be interested in attending the Clergy Support Trust Annual Choral Festival at St Paul’s Cathedral on 21 May 2019. The origins of this service date back to 1655 when a group of sons of clergymen gathered for a service in St Paul’s Cathedral and a collection was taken for destitute clergy […]

Liverpool to host Cathedral Choristers of Britain’s Second-Ever Concert

Some 100 singers, including choristers from nearly 40 cathedrals and other choral foundations from across Britain, will perform live at Liverpool Cathedral on 13 June, only the second concert of its kind since The Cathedral Choristers of Britain was formed in 2016. Dubbed at the time of their first concert as ‘the world’s first cathedral […]

St Davids Cathedral Festival

St Davids Cathedral Festival takes place from 24 May – 2nd June.  Further details can be found at www.stdavidscathedralfestival.co.uk. Saturday 25 May, 12:45: FCM lunch at Bishop’s Inn.  Please contact Geoff Shaw (stdavids@fcm.org.uk) if you would like to attend.

St Paul’s Cathedral Fantastic Feats Organ Festival

A chance to attend a series of organ recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral: 7246 pipes ranging in size from 10 metres to the size of a small pencil, all controlled from a console of five keyboards, a pedalboard and over a hundred pistons: the organ of St Paul’s Cathedral has always been a fantastic feat […]

Welcome to Girton College, Cambridge

Girton College, Cambridge has become FCM’s newest Corporate Member. Girton College Chapel Choir is an international-prize-winning choir of some 25 members, which has grown in prominence over the last ten years, due to its impressive musical standards, regular recordings, and ambitious, exciting touring schedule. During Full Term, the choir sings liturgically in Girton’s chapel three […]

Holy Week Festival at St John’s Smith Square

Returning for a third successive year, the Holy Week Festival 2019 will take place at St John’s Smith Square from Palm Sunday 14th April – Holy Saturday 20th April 2019. Curated in partnership with Tenebrae and Nigel Short, St John’s Smith Square will host workshops, ticketed concerts and free late-night liturgical events exploring a vast range of sacred […]