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Reboot webinar on church music: ‘Lift up your Voices, Lift up your Hearts’

Garry Humphreys hears about getting congregations to sing again

Where next for contemporary worship music?

Madeleine Davies explores the history of worship music and the challenges that it faces

Interview: Anna Lapwood, director of music, Pembroke College

‘Organs and choral music are a great way to attract more young people. They might come for the music but then stay for the worship’

Creating a safe stronghold for the music of worship

Lucy Winkett traces the legacy of the Reformation for church music today

New music label offers songs for families and church groups

The label, Same Boat Music, has been launched by Out of the Ark Music, which already distributes songs in more than 18,000 primary schools in the UK

Interview: Roger Sayer, director of music, Temple Church in London’

‘Our job here is to try to change people for the better through the music’

Miking the sound of music

Ever wondered how the polished choral effects coming out of your loudspeaker get there? Sarah Meyrick lifts the veil

Choristers reveal how music heals’

New research shows how pride and awe exist in choirs, says Madeleine Davies

New teacher for Lessons: an interview with Daniel Hyde, Director of Music at King’s, Cambridge

The new Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, talks about choirs to Roderic Dunnett

Interview: Elizabeth Stratford, director of music

‘When I was 16, a friend of the family gave me a piano and that was it. I never stopped playing it’

Interview: David Mitchell, Precentor and director of music, Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels

‘I find music and biblical study inseparable. I can’t do one and not the other’

Hugh Morris, director, Royal School of Church Music

‘The biggest cause of fraught relationships between organists and vicars is poor communication’

The music that the Church lost

Two hundred years ago, church music was very different. Rollo Woods describes the rise and fall of West Gallery music

Cathedral music is facing a sustainability crisis, report warns

CATHEDRAL music faces a serious sustainability crisis and is in danger of losing credibility with the public

Music is not a luxury for the elites

Angela Tilby

Interview: Leah Broad, music lecturer, Oxford

‘Who knew so many people could relate to the composer-biscuit analogy?’

Staying in tune: the challenge for cathedral music

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Music in Suffolk churches needs more children and young people, diocesan survey suggests

By Adam Beckett

Dovetail Orchestra: music is the food of love in Bristol

A young orchestra is giving asylum-seekers and refugees a new activity. Report by Christine Miles

Royal Society of Church Music trials flexible volunteering

By Madeleine Davies


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