Applications are open for new choir members in all voices. Scholarships and Exhibitioner positions available. More information HERE.
Welcome to the Clifton Music Service
The Music Service is based at Clifton Cathedral, Bristol UK. We provide a wide range of music for liturgies at the Cathedral and serve the Clifton Diocese too. We hope you enjoy looking at, and listening to, our work as you explore the site. For our latest news see Facebook and Twitter, linked below.
All of the team write music and have other strings to their bow, so feel free to explore their individual pages.
The Head of the Music Service co-ordinates and directs liturgies, choirs and people, additionally overseeing the Service in terms of liturgy and repertoire.
The Choral Director is principally concerned with the development and running of the Cathedral Choir for Solemn Masses and Cathedral liturgies.
The Music Group Leader (currently vacant) leads and develops the Music Group at the Cathedral for the Family Mass and Cathedral Parish liturgies.
The Clifton Diocese is also served from the Cathedral and plans are afoot to hold music days in conjunction with the Department for Liturgy to provide a more complete experience of formation with them.
Since we are a Music Service, we make ourselves available to help with anyone in the Diocese involved with, or who has concerns about music, so don't hesitate to contact us. We advise on situations, repertoire, resources, organs and sound systems through the year. Our Director of Music recently commissioned a sound system as part of an RIBA award winning project and was acoustic advisor on several nationally award winning others.
The Music Service is happy to arrange for diocesan musicians to lead worship or training days at your parish.
Celebrations included in this might be Mass for special or important occasions, confirmations, dedications, baptisms and so on. We can also supply musicians for weddings and funerals. Carol services can also be covered.
The Music Service is funded by the Cathedral and Diocese, but we have to make a charge for these services since the funding only extends as far as diocesan liturgies. The charges go towards paying the professional musicians we use as well as the costs of administration.
Charges available on application.