The Music Service is based at Clifton Cathedral, Bristol UK.
We provide a wide range of music for liturgies at the Cathedral and also serve the Clifton Diocese.

 

Music

at Clifton Cathedral

You can explore more about the music service on our website here.

On this page you can see the BBC TV Midnight Mass broadcast in 2020, for which we could use only 8 singers. This was practically the only live choral singing on tv over the Christmas period.

Richard Jeffrey-Gray, our Director of Music co-ordinates and directs liturgies, choirs and people, additionally overseeing the Service in terms of liturgy and repertoire.

Choral Director, John Gibbons, is principally concerned with the development and running of the Cathedral Choir for Solemn Masses and Cathedral liturgies.

Stephen Bryant, the Cathedral Organist is principally concerned with the care and playing of the Cathedral Organ, and also runs our Junior Choir.

The Music Group Leader (currently vacant) leads and develops the Music Group at the Cathedral for the Family Mass and Cathedral Parish liturgies.

Clifton Cathedral Junior Choir

Membership of the choir offers children the opportunity to develop their musical and vocal skills, particularly sight-singing, and to make new friends with similar interests whilst having fun and performing a wide choral repertoire to a high standard.

More information (pdf)

Contact Junior Choir Director Stephen Bryant here

Music Lists until August 2021

Download organ music lists from now until 8th August here…

Cilfton Organ Music June-Aug 2021

Weekly Music for the 9.30am and 11.15am Masses are posted on the Clifton Music Service website

Clifton Music Service

Singing opportunities at Clifton

We are pleased to invite applications for new choir members in all voice parts. Scholarship and Exhibitioner positions available.

Download more information and contact details here:
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The Clifton Diocese is also served from the Cathedral and plans are afoot to hold music days in conjunction with the Department for Liturgy to provide a more complete experience of formation with them.

Since we are a Music Service, we make ourselves available to help with anyone in the Diocese involved with, or who has concerns about music, so don’t hesitate to contact us. We advise on situations, repertoire, resources, organs and sound systems through the year. Our Director of Music recently commissioned a sound system as part of an RIBA award winning project and was acoustic advisor on several nationally award winning others.

Diocesan Cantors/Organists

The Music Service is happy to arrange for diocesan musicians to lead worship or training days at your parish.

Celebrations included in this might be Mass for special or important occasions, confirmations, dedications, baptisms and so on. We can also supply musicians for weddings and funerals. Carol services can also be covered.

The Music Service is funded by the Cathedral and Diocese, but we have to make a charge for these services since the funding only extends as far as diocesan liturgies. The charges go towards paying the professional musicians we use as well as the costs of administration.

Email

Director of Music
Richard Jeffrey-Gray
music@cliftondiocese.com

Email

Choral Director
John Gibbons
cliftoncathedralchoir@gmail.com

Email

Organist & Junior Choir Director
Stephen Bryant
Juniorchoir@Cliftondiocese.com