Cathedral Music Department

Music plays an important role in the liturgical life of Salford Cathedral.

The Cathedral is now home to a family of seven choirs, offering progression routes for singers as young as six to make music in our beautiful sacred space. Recent musical achievements include two BBC Broadcasts in 2021 (Sunday Worship and Midnight Mass both broadcast live on BBC Radio 4) as well as giving the first performances of music written specially for the choir by Amy Summers, Florence Maunders, and Peter Leech.

The Cathedral Music Staff also lead with Diocesan Schools Singing Programme which currently reaches over 650 children across the Diocese of Salford each week. This is part of the National Schools Singing Programme generously supported by the Hamish Ogston Foundation.

Please get in touch with the Cathedral Director of Music, Alex Patterson ( if you are interested in joining any of our groups.

Please see our music list for full details of our sung liturgies.

Our normal weekly schedule during term time is:

9.15am Mass - Music Group
11.00am Mass - Cathedral Choir
5.30pm Mass - Voluntary Choir and Children's Choir

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Support the work of our music department by making a financial donation or setting up a standing order. You can download the donation form below: