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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 […]

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. He recently announced that his retirement […]

Rochester has new precentor

The Reverend Matthew Rushton was installed as the new Canon Precentor at Rochester Cathedral during Evensong on Saturday 25 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 of […]

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, principal organist […]