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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 […]

A Second Evening with the Cathedral Choristers of Britain

Friends of Cathedral Music’s Diamond Fund for Choristers is delighted to announce that it will hold its second Cathedral Choristers of Britain concert at Liverpool Cathedral on 13 June 2019.  The first such concert launched the Diamond Fund for Choristers and was held at St Paul’s Cathedral on 26 April 2016.  It brought together choristers […]

Video from Truro invites musicians to consider a church music vocation

The director of music at Truro Cathedral has called on other musicians to explore their vocations. Christopher Gray, who has led the award-winning choir for 10 years, said: “If you feel a calling to do something it’s good to water that seed, because otherwise what is life really about? “It doesn’t have to be an […]

RSCM success for Warwick Choristers

We congratulate two choristers of St Mary’s, Warwick, who have achieved the RSCM Gold Award. The first evidence of a choir at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, dates from 1123. Today, the church has choirs of boys, girls and men, singing four choral services a week in addition to a programme of tours, […]