Music


Music

Music has always played an important part in the worship of God, and most cathedrals strive to offer the very best of musical worship, drawing on the skills of singers and players alike. Unlike most community and school choirs, a cathedral choir is a working choir – which means their primary task is to be an icon. The music itself is never the end. The music draws people into a cathedral, into an atmosphere, into worship. Ultimately the music of a cathedral must take people from where they are, on another step of the pilgrimage of faith. In this sense, cathedral music and cathedral architecture harmonise beautifully, each aiding the person who steps through the doors to draw closer to God. The soaring melodies of voice and violin match the soaring pillars; the intricate counterpoint dovetails with the delicate tracery of panelled woodwork.

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