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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. While singers in cathedral choirs have mostly been placed on furlough, a survey of their Directors of Music has revealed that they fear significant financial difficulties once restrictions are lifted […]

Derby Cathedral and the Friends of Cathedral Music Composition Competition

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the joint Derby Cathedral and Friends of Cathedral Music Composition Competition is Alison Willis. Competitors were required to compose a new setting for choir and organ of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. A total of 123 composers submitted entries from countries which include the UK, USA, […]

Information about the closure of York Minster School

We are very sad to hear about the closure of York Minster School at the end of this term.  Our hearts go out to the staff, the pupils and the whole community for whom this has been a great shock.  However, we are very pleased that the choristers are being warmly welcomed at St Peter’s […]

Rodolfus Foundation Virtual Evensong now available

The Rodolfus Foundation’s Virtual Choral Evensong is a service of thanksgiving and a fundraiser for the Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund and the Rodolfus Foundation’s Emergency Fund. The wonderful full service premiered ‘live’ at 6:29pm on Tuesday 19 May on YouTube and Facebook. Follow the links to watch the service. The order of service is available to […]

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 […]

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 […]