Music is a vitally important part of Cathedral life. The Cathedral’s choral tradition dates back to a time when the Cathedral was a large parish church. Today, the range of music enjoyed at Coventry Cathedral is remarkable for its breadth and excellence.
Nearly 100 years since St Michael’s Church became Coventry Cathedral, we have 60 boys and girls who sing as choristers and come from all over the city. They take the lead in Choral Evensong several times a week and are regularly involved in other worship services, in concerts and in seasonal events. They also represent the Cathedral in television and radio broadcasts and have been international ambassadors representing Coventry and its Cathedral in South Africa, America, Russia, Japan and Germany
Modern classical music flourishes here in a remarkable way. During our Golden Jubilee year in 2012 we witnessed performances of Britten’s ‘War Requiem’, Bliss’s ‘Beatitudes’ and the commissioning and performance of Macmillan’s ‘Gloria’.
The Cathedral promotes a wide variety of contemporary music, including the service of informal praise and worship held here every Sunday evening. We offer a unique venue which is able to host a wide range of concerts and events.
We need your support so that we can build on this phenomenal legacy in financially-difficult times. Coventry does not have the sort of substantial endowment funds which other cathedrals are able to call on. We rely very much on the generosity of the public in order to continue.
We currently need funds for choral scholarships, the maintenance of the organ, enabling choir tours, providing robes, supplying sheet music and hosting annual community events.