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English Cathedrals Music

English Cathedrals Music

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Special Features

What's New

The major item of news is that this site has now been recovered from the dust and cobwebs. It is a sub-site of Anglican Church Music, with the same webmaster - John Watkins.

The last major updates were made in 1999. I have made some corrections, but there is a lot to check. Most of the images are lost.

Cathedrals List

England:

Birmingham
Blackburn
Bradford
Bristol
Canterbury
Carlisle
Chelmsford
Chester
Chichester
Coventry
Derby
Durham
Ely
Exeter
Gloucester
Guildford
Hereford
Leicester
Lichfield
Lincoln
Liverpool
London
Manchester
Newcastle
Norwich
Oxford
Peterborough
Portsmouth
Ripon
Rochester
St Albans
St Edmundsbury
Salisbury
Sheffield
Southwark
Southwell
Truro
Wakefield
Wells
Winchester
Worcester
York

Wales:

St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire

Recital News

Durham Cathedral Recitals

Details may be found at "Durham Cathedral Organ Recitals"

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Recitals

Organ information, and details of musical events in St Giles' Cathedral


I was surprised just how many girls' choirs there now are. From the information supplied to me, it appears that only Manchester Cathedral has a mixed top line; other cathedrals with girls' choirs have a separate service for the girls alone or for girls and men. In Scotland, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, also has a mixed treble line (there is a 1988 CD which has 14 boys and 7 girls). In Wales, St David's Cathedral has the only full-time, all-girls top-line in the main choir.

In the service details on each cathedral page, the choir is boys/men unless otherwise stated.

Several people have asked whether I will be including Roman Catholic cathedrals - no, I shall not be inviting organists to answer my questionnaires, but if any organist (or other associated musician) wishes to send me details, I shall be happy to create a page.


English Cathedrals Music is a member of:
The Anglican Church Music Ring
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English Cathedrals Music is a member of:
The Treble Voices Ring
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Acknowledgements
  • Grateful thanks to Fransnet for permission to use several of his cathedral photographs on my pages.
  • Most of the details of previous organists have been extracted from an excellent, 96-page book by Enid Bird, 20th Century English Cathedral Organists, ISBN 0 9516550 0 0. See my publications page.
  • I am indebted to Ted Perry of Hyperion Records, who gave permission for me to extract parts of the Hyperion web site for use on mine (CD covers, track lists, etc). Do go and visit their splendid site.