Dates for musicians 2018 (Liturgies and rehearsals) 2019 Dates coming soon!

A number of singers and instrumentalists from all over the diocese come together at various times during the year and share their gifts and talents as they help to lead the music at diocesan liturgies. All are welcome. An ability to read music is useful.
Please contact the diocesan liturgy office if you would like to join us.

Many of these people are also part of the large group which helps to lead the music on the diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage each year. If you would like to find out more or to join this group, please contact the Lourdes Office.


Organ keysMusicam Sacram – Instruction on Sacred Music

Chants of the Roman Missal (PDFs of music, with audio files. Includes all the presider’s chants – Prefaces, etc.)

Music resources (Bishops’ Conference Liturgy Office)guitar worship

Singing the Mass (Bishops’ Conference)

Music during Communion (excerpts from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and Celebrating the Mass)

MEaster organ consoleissa Orbis Factor (Diocesan Jubilee Mass setting) – TIFFs of assembly boxes

Missa Orbis Factor – demo sound files

CantorMinistry of Cantor (Resources from the Society of St Gregory)

Skills for Cantors (Chris Olding, Wheatsheaf Music)

Proclamation of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
(from the Roman Martyrology, sung on Christmas Eve)

Redshirt musiciansThe Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts
(sung on the Epiphany)

An examination of conscience for pastoral musicians
(US National Association of Pastoral Musicians)

Kyrie Orbis Factor plainchantCopyright (Information, and links to Calamus and CCLI licensing schemes)

GregoBase (A database of Gregorian chant scores)

Syllabus for the Formation of Church MusiciansImage result for people singing at mass
(Bishops’ Conference)

The place of Marian hymns in the liturgy