Events at Rochester Cathedral
Come and listen to our very own voluntary choir perform alongside voluntary choirs from across the country.
Hopping frogs, locusts, hailstones and rivers of blood! You will hear them all in Israel in Egypt.
The Association of the Friends of Rochester Cathedral presents the Sidcup Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Ross. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
A special service will take place on Saturday 10th November led by the Cathedral Voluntary Choir. All the music and readings have a connection with war and peace.
Anthems by Herbert Howells, Peter Aston, Felix Mendelssohn, David Terry, Jehan Alain.
Organ music by Howells and Alain.
Readings from Wilfred Owen, John Donne and the Old Testament.
Jeremy Lloyd, the Cathedral’s new Assistant Director of Music and Sub Organist, will be delighting our ears with a programme of French organ music following Choral Evensong on Sunday 16 September. The concert will open with the first movement of Alexandre Guilmant’s first Sonata, following this rousing and electrifying composition Jeremy will play works by César Franck, Joseph Bonnet, Eugène Gigout and Jehan Alain; Jeremy’s programme concludes with the beautifully crafted and thrilling Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain by Maurice Duruflé.
Admission is free with a retiring collection.
Organ Concert by Robert Mingay-Smith (London)
16:30 – 17:30
Admission free, with retiring collection.
Robert is an organist, conductor and baritone. He founded the Square Mile Music Series and is artistic director of Seraphim, both of which are based at St Mary-at-Hill, London, where Robert is the Director of Music, a post he has held since 2007. Robert is also Director of Music at St John the Baptist, Wimbledon.
Our Assistant Sub-Organist, James Norrey, will be performing Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix (The Stations of the Cross) following Evensong on Passion Sunday at 16:30. Inspired by Paul Claudel’s devotional lyrics on the Stations of the Cross, Dupré, the French master of the organ, created his appealing improvisations. With powerful and empathetic drama the music carries us step by step ever closer to the cross.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection at the end.