Cathedral Music: New Generation Perspectives
19-20 September 2024, Sarum College, Salisbury


11:00 Arrival and registration

11:30 Coffee and welcome

12:00 Session 1 – a choice of two presentations in the Chapel & Hamilton Rooms

12:30 Session 2 – a choice of two presentations in the Chapel & Hamilton Rooms

13:00 Lunch – Sarum College Refectory

13:45 Session 3 – a choice of two presentations in the Chapel & Hamilton Rooms

14:15 Session 4 – a choice of two presentations in the Chapel & Hamilton Rooms

14:45 Session 5 – a choice of two presentations in the Chapel & Hamilton Rooms

15:15 Poster Session and tea

15:45 Session 6: KeynoteThe Revd Prof. June Boyce-Tillman

17:30 Evensong – Salisbury Cathedral

18:30 Drinks Reception

19:00 Conference Dinner – with after-dinner speaker, Sir John Rutter

21:30 Conference Bar Opens


08:00 Breakfast for residents – Sarum College Refectory

09:00 Session 7: Keynote Dr Hanna Rijken

09:45 Session 8: Keynote The Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold

10:30 Coffee – browse the conference stalls (Quires and Places; Yale University Press)

11:00 Session 9: Panel Discussion – New Generation Voices – How we work with today’s children and young people in a cathedral music setting 

12:00 Session 10: Author Talk – and book signing with Canon Prof. Nicholas Orme

13:00 Lunch – Sarum College Refectory

13:30 Cathedral Music Trust Autumn National Gathering begins –opportunity to join fellow cathedral music lovers in Salisbury Cathedral for a weekend of music and discovery. More info and tickets

New Generation Presenters

  • Katie Ambrose | Choral music-making in gendered settings: a technologically mediated approach
  • Isobel Chesman | The Vocal Health Status of Lay Clerks in English Anglican Cathedral Choirs
  • Revd Pete Gunstone | Diverse People Inhabiting Praise Together
  • Prof. Simone Krüger Bridge | Harmony in Diversity: Unveiling the Inherent Societal Contributions of Liverpool Cathedral’s Egalitarian Music Outreach Programme in the Liverpool City Region
  • Benjamin Liberatore | ‘They make me feel like I’m dirtying the tradition’: Child choristers’ perspectives on belonging, difference, and ‘identity’ in English cathedral music
  • Imogen Morgan | I Heard a Voice from Heaven: the impact of religious melodic themes in instrumental music on the visual mental imagery experienced by a listener
  • Dr Rebekah Okpoti | Anne Lister, the Pipe organ and The Girly Organist: curating the sound world of an icon to address bigotry
  • Dr Elizabeth Preece | Cultural Capital and the Choir: Understanding Social Class Reproduction within Choir Schools
  • Meg Rees | A Detailed Exploration of Choral Evensong and its Significance in 2024
  • Denise Stobart | The Divine as an integral part of Religious Cognition experienced through Music during Worship in the Anglican Tradition