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Music

Worcester Cathedral has enjoyed a busy and thriving musical life in the past. Inspired by a rich heritage of musicianship, the Cathedral has been home to daily choral worship, regular lunchtime recitals and a variety of concerts.

Read news about the current situation and restrictions within the Cathedral in our Newsroom

The Cathedral hosts the Three Choirs Festival on a triannual basis and enjoys a close working relationship with the Worcester Festival Choral Society, who perform major choral works in the Cathedral.

Worcester Cathedral’s music department is led by the Director of Music, Samuel Hudson, who is responsible for the training and direction of the boy choristers and lay clerks. The Assistant Director of Music, Nicholas Freestone, accompanies the Cathedral Choir and is responsible for the training and direction of the girl choristers. Ed Jones, Sub-Assistant Organist, accompanies the girl choristers and is Director of the Cathedral’s Voluntary Choir. An Organ Scholar is appointed annually, who assists with the accompaniment and direction of the choirs and gains experience through their role in the department. You can read more about the Cathedral organ here.

Information about the music at our services is not currently being published whilst members of our music team are on furlough.