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“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 other […]

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 donate to Diamond Fund

St Mary’s Church, Shortlands, (Bromley) kindly made the Diamond Fund for Choristers their charity of the month last November. Half of 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 […]

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 their organ refurbishment plans. Half the proceeds were to go to a charity […]

Join James Lancelot in Conversation

Tune in to Premier Christian Radio on Easter Monday 17 April as Premier’s Northern Correspondent Ian Britton meets up with Canon Dr James Lancelot, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral. James Lancelot has led the Cathedral Choir and musical life of Durham Cathedral for 32 years and recently announced his retirement in […]

Rochester has new Precentor

The Reverend Matthew Rushton was installed as the new Canon Precentor at Rochester Cathedral during Evensong on Saturday 25th March 2017. The appointment, made by the Lord Chancellor, sees Matthew become a full-time residentiary Canon at the Cathedral working alongside the Dean and Chapter. Matthew will be part of the Collegiate ministry and a member […]

Durham’s New Organist

Daniel Cook, who was born in Newcastle and grew up in Hartlepool, County Durham, has been appointed as Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral.   He will succeed James Lancelot who retires in the summer, following a 32-year tenure in the position.  Daniel leaves Westminster Abbey where he is currently Sub-Organist and principal […]

Recording of the Month: April 2017

J.S.Bach Passions St Matthew Passion BWV 244 Soli Deo Gloria SDG 725 Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Trinity Boys’ Choir conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner This recording, just released, made live in Pisa Cathedral during the Anima Mundi Festival in September 2016 is one of Gardiner’s finest achievements.  This new recording is exceptional in […]

STOP PRESS “Jubilate” hits No1!!!

Jubilate – 500 years of Cathedral Music, the CD released by Decca on 17 March which is supporting the Diamond Fund for Choristers reached the No 1 position in the UK classical music charts in its first week on sale. More details of the CD are in this post, it is also the March 2017 […]