The Department of Liturgy and Music
For almost 800 years, Salisbury Cathedral has been and remains a dynamic centre of Christian worship, prayer, community and mission, which exists 'for the glory of God and as a sign of his kingdom in the world'.
The Department of Liturgy and Music is responsible for the planning, administration, and coordination of each service and liturgical event which takes place in the cathedral on each day of the year. As well as over 1,000 regular daily, weekly and monthly services, there are about 250 special cathedral services each year. These include those organised on behalf of the many different organisations who use the cathedral for local, regional and national occasions and the various events and services run in conjunction with the Diocese of Salisbury. The annual Advent, Christmas and Epiphany processions attract a combined congregation of 8500 people.
In addition, the department is also responsible for coordination of the many Visiting Choirs who come to sing at services during Cathedral Choir holidays, for the annual series of organ recitals and for the series of lunchtime informal concerts held during the summer. Each year we hold an extremely popular choir open day ‘Be a chorister for a day’ and take part in the Southern Cathedrals Festival with Winchester and Chichester Cathedrals.
The Precentor, Canon Tom Clammer, is the member of Chapter responsible for the worship and music in the Cathedral.
The department includes:-
- The musicians: Director of Music, Assistant Director of Music, Organ Scholar, Lay Vicars and Boy and Girl Choristers.
- Support staff: including the Department Administrator, Secretary and the Sound Engineer.
- The vestry: the Head Verger and a team of four vergers supported by three caretakers.
If you would like to know more about recordings made by the choir, how to become a chorister or organ scholar, music commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral, or any of the above, please contact email@example.com
(For details of the Organ Scholarship click here.)
For more details of services, events and music please see the Monthly Service List.
For information for Visiting Choirs please contact:
Department of Liturgy and Music, 01722 555125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org