Music at Portsmouth Cathedral.....
Choral & Organ Scholarships (Gap Year 2013-2014)(here)
The Cathedral Organs(here)
Cathedral SingUp - our current Outreach projects....(here)
Former Choristers' Page (here)
Follow the Cathedral Choir on
Music is the only truly international language and as such it is one of
the Church’s most ancient forms of expression and worship
in Cathedrals strives to do this to a high standard and to use many
differing traditions of music making. English Cathedrals uphold
a unique and 1000 year old ministry of daily use of music within
services. Therefore, at Portsmouth Cathedral you will find a much
acclaimed Cathedral Choir of men and boys, a close harmony group
(formed from our Choral Scholars), Cathedral Consort, the St Thomas Parish Choir (a mixed choir), our mixed youth choir Cantate, superb Organ
playing by our resident team of musicians, Jazz extempory and
a myriad of groups and orchestras performing concerts.
Music is at the heart of the Cathedral's many cathedral and diocesan responsibilities and the Music Department (see Cathedral Music Staff & Choir) plays as full a role as possible in this regard. The Royal School of Church Music thrives in this Area - please see their website (click here) for details of events, conferences and workshops. Work on a new Cathedral Music Centre has been completed and now open for business.
Winter 2013 Cathedral Music newsletter NEW
Summer 2012 Cathedral Music newsletter
Lent 2012 Cathedral Choir newsletter
Summer 2011 Cathedral Choir newsletter
Winter 2011 Cathedral Choir newsletter
'The Church Music of June Clark'
'Music for Seafarers' - a selection of maritime anthems and hymns recorded by Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and Convivium Singers
'In your image' - a selection of festive carols recorded by Portsmouth Cathedral Choir
CD available from The Cathedral Shop at £5.99 or £7 by post. Please contact Mrs Christine Richardson to place an order.
Or via Convivium Records website (click)
The Cathedral Choir appeared in a feature about Handel's Messiah on BBC1 Breakfast.
See it on BBC iPlayer here
Portsmouth Cathedral Choir was featured in a recent edition of Choir & Organ with special reference to our Gap Year oppotunities. Some of the Portsmouth Choristers are pictured on the front cover of the magazine (see left). As a result we have auditioned more candidates than ever before and routinely welcome six or seven new scholars every academic year.....
The choir also appeared in a recent edition of 'Classical Music' with reference to the training of our choristers and in the March edition of The Singer.
view our Services page to see what music
is being sung or played at daily worship or see the Events
page for details of our Concert Series. Portsmouth Cathedral hosts
a weekly lunchtime recital - LUNCHTIME
LIVE!- on Thursdays at 1.10pm. Do join us for an oasis
of music during the working day. Lunch refreshments on sale too.
Dr David Price
Portsmouth Cathedral Music Office
The Music Centre, St Thomas Street, Old Portsmouth PO1 2HA
Tel: 023 9282 3300
'He who sings, prays twice' St Augustine of Hippo