Music at Blackburn Cathedral

Music is central to the work and life of the Cathedral. Learn about our music, choirs, view the music list and see details of our popular lunchtime concert series.

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.

As well as the work of our Cathedral Choirs and the role that music plays in daily worship, we also deliver a programme of spectacular musical performances throughout the year which are complemented by our weekly Wednesday concert series.

Whether you or your children are keen to join one of our choirs, or looking to enjoy a concert or hoping to share your musical gifts, we look forward to welcoming you.



Blackburn Cathedral is renowned for its commitment to showcasing a variety of musical offerings and our midweek concerts take place on most Wednesday lunchtimes during school term.

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Blackburn Cathedral Music List

Blackburn Cathedral Music List

Music plays an important role in the Cathedral and in our services. The Music List provides details of the music performed and sung as part of our worship.

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The Blackburn Cathedral Choir

About our choirs

There have been choirs singing on this site for over a thousand years and today Blackburn Cathedral maintains a vibrant choral tradition. Our choirs are made up of a diverse range of people and offer a friendly welcome and a place for everyone.

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Visiting choirs

We are grateful for the help of visiting choirs who support choral services when the Blackburn Cathedral Choir is not in residence and there are opportunities to sing on various occasions throughout the year.

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The organs

Blackburn Cathedral is home to one of the finest Cathedral organs in the country and it is not only showcased to great effect through its use as an inspirational liturgical instrument, but also through the many recordings and regular concerts that take place throughout the year.

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Blackburn Cathedral Lantern Music Trust

The Lantern Music Trust

The Lantern Music Trust is an independent, registered charity that exists to preserve the renowned tradition of excellent music and to secure the long-term future of music at Blackburn Cathedral. See how you can play your part.

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The Cathedral Music Trust

We are grateful for the assistance provided by The Cathedral Music Trust in supporting the work of our music department. As a national charity they support the invaluable work of musicians who enrich so many lives through the power of cathedral music. They support excellence, broaden participation and increase the long-term sustainability of the cathedral music sector.

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