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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 […]

Join RSCM’s big Easter Evensong!

This Easter, it won’t be possible for choirs to come together to sing.  Thanks to RSCM, though, we can all join in a special festal Easter Evensong online! RSCM has put together a complete set of practice materials to help you learn the music.  You can then join them for a live-streamed service on their […]

Important information concerning FCM during the coming months

In the light of the current and escalating crisis regarding Covid-19, Friends of Cathedral Music has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone all gatherings and other events scheduled to take place before the end of July 2020. Our Annual General Meeting, scheduled for Saturday 13 June, will also be postponed. As you are […]

Festival of Clergy Support Trust

Unfortunately due to the current situation and the closure of St Paul’s Cathedral, this year’s Festival Service has been cancelled. The date for next year is Tuesday 11 May 2020,  

A haul of prizes for Miriam, Ely Cathedral’s Sixth Form Organ Scholar

King’s Ely Sixth Form student and Ely Cathedral Organ Scholar, Miriam Reveley, has won a host of prizes in recognition of her organ playing, in her first ever organ examination! Miriam, 16, not only passed the examination for the Colleague of the Royal College of Organists (CRCO) – an achievement very rare for someone of […]

The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage – coming to a cathedral near you!

The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2020: The Call of Rome Touring nationally from 19th March – 6th November Box Office: 0333 010 2850 Venues & Tickets   2020 marks the 20th anniversary of The Sixteen’s annual Choral Pilgrimage tour. Since 2000 the choir have travelled the length and breadth of the UK, discovering some of […]

Stanley Vann Scholarship for a young musician

One of the funds administered by the Incorporated Association of Organists was set up in memory of organist and composer Dr Stanley Vann, for many years associated with Peterborough Cathedral.  The Fund Committee is currently chaired by Dr James Lancelot and the deadline for this year’s applications is 31st March.  The object of the fund is […]

Tenebrae’s Holy Week Festival at St John’s Smith Square

Tenebrae presents its fourth annual Holy Week Festival in partnership with St John’s Smith Square, celebrating the rich variety of choral music for Lent and Easter through a programme of concerts, workshops and late-night events.    This year’s festival features: The King’s Singers (5 April) Thee all-female ensemble Musica Secreta (11 April) Bach’s St […]

Welcome to St Mary Magdalene, Newark, our newest corporate member

FCM is delighted to welcome the parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark. Here is some information about the church and its choir. Newark is a market town in the Southwell and Nottingham Diocese. Many a traveller on the East Coast main line or the A1 will have seen the spire, one of the tallest […]

Resignation of Westminster Cathedral’s Master of Music

Peter Allwood, Chairman of FCM, writes: “We are sad to learn of the resignation of Martin Baker as Master of the Choristers at Westminster Cathedral. Under his leadership, the choir has been a beacon of musical excellence in the Catholic tradition. We wish Martin well as he moves on to the next stage in his […]