A new charity
Friends of Cathedral Music has embraced the challenging situation presented by the global pandemic by broadening its potential impact, streamlining its organisation and founding a new umbrella charity, the Cathedral Music Trust. A professionally run and forward-thinking organisation, we became a charitable incorporated organisation in 2020.
Building on the work of FCM, the Trust’s aims are to increase public awareness and appreciation of cathedral music, support and encourage all those involved in making cathedral music, and extend its range of grants to individuals, choirs and choral foundations. It is especially committed to enabling children from a diverse range of backgrounds to experience the many benefits that come from being a chorister.
Existing Friends have become part of the Cathedral Music Trust, and continue to be known as Friends of Cathedral Music. The work of the Diamond Fund for Choristers, which operates under the patronage of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, continues as one of the Trust’s development activities.
Professional staff have been appointed to help drive the Trust’s aims, broaden the range of its supporters and donors, and respond swiftly to challenges as they arise.