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FCM’s 2019 Christmas Cards on Sale

Christmas seems a long way away, but it’s never too soon to think about ordering your FCM Christmas cards! There are four super designs to choose from, each in a pack of 10 for a price of £4.75 per pack. This year, FCM is delighted to offer a Christmas card designed by a chorister.  The […]

Derby Composition Competition

Derby Cathedral and the Friends of Cathedral Music are inviting composers to submit a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, The Derby Service, to celebrate the FCM National Gathering at Derby in June 2020. The winning work will be premiered at Evensong on Sunday 14 June 2020 by Derby Cathedral Choir as part […]

FCM supports City of London Sinfonia Cathedrals Tour

In October 2019, City of London Sinfonia begins a tour of UK cathedrals, traversing the country from Truro to Liverpool in a programme entitled ‘The Fruit of Silence’. The Fruit of Silence invites audiences to experience incredible music and stunning architecture in intimate and immersive concerts with City of London Sinfonia at nine cathedrals around […]

Welcome to Hexham Abbey, a new corporate member

FCM is delighted to welcome Hexham Abbey, its newest corporate member. Hexham is a moderately small market town in rural Northumberland, located just a few miles from Hadrian’s Wall and from the Roman town of Corstopitum (modern day Corbridge). The town’s ancient abbey was founded by St Wilfrid in AD 674, and in Saxon times […]

Welcome to St James’ Church, Louth, a new corporate member

FCM is delighted to welcome St James’ Church, Louth, which has become our newest corporate member. The Parish Church of St James, located in the heart of the beautiful Lincolnshire market town of Louth, is a sizable building and is crowned with the tallest medieval parish church spire in England.  Whilst now in a quiet […]

Welcome to Rochester Cathedral

FCM welcomes Rochester Cathedral as a new Corporate Member. The choir at Rochester dates back 1400 years, but has a vibrant outlook on its work and is always keen to embrace new ways of doing things.  During term time the music department delivers on average 8 sung services a week. These are undertaken by either […]

Welcome to Peterborough Cathedral

FCM is delighted to welcome Peterborough Cathedral as a new Corporate Member. Singing has been a part of worship at Peterborough Cathedral for over 1000 years. As a Benedictine abbey generations of monks sang the offices. At the foundation of the Cathedral in 1541, the choir was formed along with The King’s School for the […]

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 […]