““Sing unto the Lord a New Song”
Music has always formed a fundamental part of worship in the life of the Christian church. At Llandaff Cathedral, our worship is enriched by music drawn from Gregorian chant through to contemporary composers. The music is offered not as a means in itself, but in response to God’s great goodness and always to his honour and glory.
The majority of the choral duties are undertaken by the Cathedral Choir. Their work is enhanced by the Cathedral School Choral Scholars (Girl Choristers) and the Adult Lay Singers. Each week in school term time choral services take place on Monday-Friday evenings at 5.15pm and on Sundays at 11.00am and 3.30pm. The Boy and Girl Choristers usually sing independently of one another and occasionally together. In addition, the Llandaff Cathedral Parish Choir (mixed girls and boys, and a back row of adults) sing for the 9.00am service each Sunday in term time, along with the 5.30pm BCP Eucharist on the first Sunday of each month, sung by the adult members of the choir.
The Cathedral is also home to a very fine Organ. Built by Nicholson & Co., Malvern, in 2010, it is the largest all-new Cathedral Organ to be built in a British Cathedral by a British builder since the 1960s.
The Cathedral Music Department is overseen by Director of Music, Stephen Moore. He, along with supporting musicians, is responsible for the week-by-week administration of this busy department which is tasked with offering music to the highest standard and in worship to God.