Cathedral Music Trust Award

Published: 11 July 2024
Category: News

Blackburn Cathedral are delighted to announce that The Cathedral Music Trust has made a considerable award towards the ongoing development of the Cathedral Choir.

The generous award will help the Cathedral enormously in its mission to change lives through the Anglican Choral Tradition. 

Speaking of the award, Director of Music, John Robinson said:

“To stand in front of a choir as they discover magnificent music, whether it be by Bach, Stanford or Judith Weir is the greatest privilege. Safeguarding that opportunity for our singers is so important.
To be able to run a Cathedral Choir, especially in an area that is not well-served with musical provision is an important investment in opportunity and community.
Safeguarding this great resource for all our singers is so important.”
As music is at the very heart of worship and we have such a strong tradition for musical excellence, we thank The Cathedral Music Trust for their incredible support.”

Choristers can be heard singing during term time according to the Music List.

Music at Blackburn Cathedral

At Blackburn Cathedral we have a thriving and diverse music programme and aim to provide the highest standard of music for daily worship.

Music at Blackburn Cathedral is rooted in a conviction that musical excellence and spiritual vitality are inseparable.

We encourage our choristers to find their own distinctive voices and to grow together in community as people and as musicians.

Learn more about Music at Blackburn Cathedral.  

the-cathedral-music-trust-logoThe Cathedral Music Trust

We are grateful for the assistance provided by The Cathedral Music Trust in supporting the work of our music department.

Cathedral Music Trust is a national charity which supports the valuable work of musicians who enrich so many lives through the power of cathedral music. Since our foundation in 1956 (as the charity Friends of Cathedral Music), we have made a positive

difference to the lives of many thousands of children, young people and adult musicians across the UK and Ireland. We seek innovative and sector-leading ways to support high quality musicianship in cathedrals and churches through our programmes, training, advocacy and research.

Our vision is to create a vibrant choral music scene that champions excellence and provides opportunities for people from all walks of life to thrive and develop.

Learn more about The Cathedral Music Trust.



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