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Music at Portsmouth Cathedral


Music is the only truly international language and as such it is one of the Church’s most ancient forms of expression and worship of God.

Music 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, see the video below for an idea of what a typical year is like), Cathedral Consort (mixed adults), 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 plays as full a role as possible in this regard.