Cathedral Music Trust & Help Musicians


Cathedral Music Trust and Help Musicians join forces for Festival of Saint Cecilia

Cathedral Music Trust was proud to partner Help Musicians for their annual Festival of Saint Cecilia on Wednesday 18 November at 11.00am. The Festival is Help Musician’s annual flagship event and provides a key occasion for music lovers to celebrate the value that music brings to us all, and to mark the contribution that musicians make across the UK.

This year, more than ever, has highlighted the power of music to sustain, uplift and unite us during difficult times. It has also brought home to us hardships endured by musicians, particularly as a result of the current pandemic. The event aims to raise much needed funds for Help Musicians and Cathedral Music Trust.

The 2020 Festival of Saint Cecilia was broadcast online for the first time in its 74-year history, and featured performances by Westminster Cathedral Choir, Gloucester Cathedral Choir and soprano Natalya Romaniw, as well as contributions from John Rutter CBE, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, Help Musicians’ Chairman Graham Sheffield CBE and President of Cathedral Music Trust Harry Christophers CBE.

This year's Festival of St Cecilia features performances by:

Westminster Cathedral Choir, led by Assistant Master of Music Peter Stevens, will be performing Palestrina “Sicut cervus” and “Sitivit anima mea”

Natalya Romaniw will be performing ‘Cacilie’ by Richard Strauss (accompanied by Chris Hopkins)

Gloucester Cathedral Choir, led by Director of Music Adrian Partington, will be performing ‘Let All the World in Every Corner Sing’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams

With additional contributions from:

John Rutter CBE
Isata Kaneh-Mason
, Help Musicians Ambassador
Graham Sheffield CBE, Help Musicians Chairman
Harry Christophers CBE, President of the Cathedral Music Trust

We are delighted that Classic FM have also come on board to promote this special event also. A link to their article is here:

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