Westminster Cathedral

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral is recognised as one of the finest in the world, its principal focus being the daily celebration of the Divine Office and Solemn Mass.

Since its foundation in 1901 it has occupied a unique and enviable position at the forefront of English church music, not least because of the ground-breaking work of its first Master of Music, Sir Richard Terry, who revived the great works of the English and continental Renaissance composers. The choir's fame grew under Terry as it presented this forgotten music, revolutionising attitudes to the repertoire.

Innovation continued under George Malcolm who pioneered the development of the choir's sound along continental lines, resulting in a choir that was truly revolutionary in both what and how it sang.

The choir continues these traditions under its present Master of Music, Martin Baker, and remains the only Catholic Cathedral choir in the world to sing daily Mass and Vespers.


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Listen to Martin Baker's improvisation at the conclusion of the 5.30pm Mass, Penctecost Sunday, 15 May 2016. 

Silence and Music

An article by Peter Stevens from the March issue of Oremus.