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The chorister who moved on………

The chorister who moved on to become a world icon in the field of pop music by Edward Bevin Back in the 1950s a young St Albans School pupil, with a flair for music (his own words) was one of the keenest trebles in St Albans cathedral choir. He was ‘introduced’ to Bach, and the Edmund […]

Tenebrae in Exeter and Truro

The internationally renowned vocal ensemble Tenebrae will be performing in Exeter and Truro for the first time on 15 & 16 September 2017. These concerts are part of their fifteenth-anniversary tour which has seen the choir perform in Bath Abbey, Tewkesbury Abbey, St Bartholomew-the-Great and St Davids Cathedral. The concert programme features works by Elgar, […]

Robin Milford Organ Recital and Choral Evensong

Worcester College Chapel, Oxford Sunday, 22nd October, 2017 The Chapel Choir of Worcester College, directed by Thomas Allery, and the Robin Milford Trust warmly invites everyone to an Organ Recital (Milford and His Organ Music with Alexander Palotai, Julia Alsop and Thomas Allery) and Choral Evensong with the Chapel Choir and Organ Scholars, at 5.15 […]

CD from the FCM Diamond Jubilee Service Sydney Australia

The Diamond Jubilee service held in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on 12th November 2016, and sung by the combined choirs of St Mary’s Cathedral, St Andrew’s Cathedral and St James’s Church, King Street (each of which is a corporate member of FCM) was recorded for a special CD. Parts of the CD of this historic […]

Vacancy for part-time administrator

Update 15 August 2017 The part time Administrator post is now filled and further applications should not be submitted   The Friends of Cathedral Music is advertising for a new part-time freelance administrator (working from home) to assist in the work of the charity at a time of expansion in its activities. A full job […]

Fund-Raising Dinner for DFC……

at The Mansion House 24th October 2017…… The Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor of London Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, a keen organist and musician, attended DFC’s launch concert at St Paul’s in April 2016. He generously offered us his magnificent venue, the official residence of London’s Lord Mayor, for our next major fund-raising event. There […]

“Jubilate” at No 1 for 5 weeks

“Jubilate”, the CD released by Decca and supporting the Diamond Fund for Choristers, stayed at No 1 in the UK classical music charts for no less than five weeks. It’s selling worldwide from Canada to Australia, and Chile to Japan. If you’ve already bought a copy, have you thought of buying more for birthday, Christmas or […]

FCM launches its new website

The Friends of Cathedral Music is delighted to announce the launch of its new website, www.fcm.org.uk. 2016 saw extensive celebrations for FCM’s Jubilee Year in 2016, in which nearly 4000 members helped to provide grants of £600,000 for musical projects in cathedrals, chapels and churches across the UK and abroad. The year 2017 marks a renewed […]

St Mary’s Church, Shortlands donates to Diamond Fund

St Mary’s Church, Shortlands, (Bromley) kindly made the Diamond Fund for Choristers their charity of the month last November. Half the proceeds from post-service coffee sales from this thriving church were generously given to DFC and much interest was shown in the work of FCM. We received the splendid sum of £330.12, for which we […]

Hindon & Chilmark Choir donate to Diamond Fund

The Hindon & Chilmark Choir (to which DFC’s three directors belong) was invited to put on a concert at the church of St Thomas and St Edmund, Salisbury, as part of a Saturday morning summer programme of Prom concerts in aid of the church’s organ refurbishment plans. Half the proceeds were to go to a […]