Carlisle Cathedral has been awarded a grant of £29,500 from the Cathedral Music Trust. This funding will support the musical life of the Cathedral and ensure that music continues to be an integral part of worship and activities offered.
This funding forms part of a national programme of grants given by Cathedral Music Trust, with almost £450,000 awarded throughout the country, assisting 26 choral foundations, supporting 50 professional posts, enriching over 250 weekly choral services, impacting more than 1,000 young choristers and many more thousands of young people through community work. A full list of grants can viewed on the Cathedral Music Trust website.
The Rev’d Canon Benjamin Carter, Canon Warden at Carlisle Cathedral, said “We are absolutely delighted to secure this grant, one of the largest given out by Cathedral Music Trust in this year’s round of awards.
The funds will be used towards the core costs of the Music Department, which underpins the broad offer of musical activity that we give to young people in north Cumbria and further afield – from our Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs to our Consort Choir and ‘Cantate’ (our Childrens’ Community Choir) – as well as the Outreach Programme for schools that provides workshops and concerts each term. Being part of a Cathedral choir gives an outstanding musical education, and a great foundation for life, through the teaching of discipline and teamwork.
Music is central to everything we do here at Carlisle Cathedral and is at the heart of worship – it is what people come for. It is free to visit the Cathedral and listen during the services, and we don’t charge to be part of the choirs, which shows just how vital this funding is. Thank you to the Cathedral Music Trust for their fantastic support.”
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