Music of the Week

Music for the week of Passiontide, 2020

As we encounter difficult times as far as battling Coronavirus is concerned, I hope that this first selection of recorded music from Wakefield Cathedral, all fitting for this time, is found to be enjoyable, and perhaps helpful to you. For those who are associated with the present cathedral choir, I and my colleagues are missing you immensely, and look forward to our collective return as a cathedral choir when the time is right.

Each week that we are in lockdown as a country, we aim to release a number of recordings taken from the cathedral’s YouTube channel in the hope that the universal language of music will appeal and help many during this worrying time.

For those who have an interest in the choir as former choristers, lay clerks, choral scholars and organists, as well as those who are long term supporters of the choir and members of our congregation, not only will these historic recordings hopefully be enjoyed, but I believe you will also find interest in recognising people whom you have perhaps not seen for some time! People with whom you perhaps shared a common love of serving the cathedral through your musical talents.

Whatever your circumstances, we hope that you remain safe, and we look forward to ministering to you through music via the cathedral website in the comings days and weeks.

Tom Moore

Director of Music.

Anthem: It is a thing most wonderful (Philip Moore) from Stations of the cross, 2016

Anthem: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills (Walker), July 2016

Anthem: Gaelic blessing (Rutter) from Installation of canons service in July 2018

Full Service: Music and readings for Passiontide, recorded in 2018.

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