Down Arrow

About Cathedral Music Trust

We are a charity that 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.

News & Events

Jonathan Mayes sitting on a park bench

Introducing our new CEO

Jonathan Mayes

Cathedral Music Trust has announced the appointment of Jonathan Mayes as the first Chief Executive in the charity’s history. 

Renowned choral and orchestral conductor, David Hill MBE, has also being appointed as member of the Board of Trustees.

Learn more

Salisbury Cathedral Gathering

20-22 September 2024

Book now for our Autumn National Gathering, and spend a long weekend with fellow cathedral music lovers in Salisbury.

Featuring the chance to hear the cathedral’s renowned choir singing Evensong, Eucharist and Compline, an organ recital, a choice of cathedral tours alongside splendid food and brilliant company.

Learn more

Sarum College in Salisbury Cathedral Close

Academic Conference

Cathedral Music: New Generation Perspectives

19-20 September, Sarum College

Join us in Salisbury to delve deeper into the latest research about cathedral music, from education and participation to the chorister experience and the intersection of theology and music.

Featuring after-dinner speaker Sir John Rutter.

Learn more

How We Help

Our programmes help transform lives through cathedral music. Our work builds on the foundations of our predecessor charity, Friends of Cathedral Music, and addresses challenges and opportunities presented to the sector both now and into the future.

We work alongside cathedrals and other choral foundations to support excellence in its many forms, broaden participation and increase the long-term sustainability of the cathedral music sector.

Sign up for our emails

We’d love to stay in touch. Get stories, news from our campaigns and ways to get involved straight into your inbox.