The Vision and Values of the Cathedral Church of St Paul in London
St Paul's Cathedral seeks to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.
As a community of worshippers, staff and volunteers we work with care and imagination to be a centre for welcome, worship and learning which inspires successive generations to engage with the richness of the Christian faith and its heritage.
We aim to do this with confidence, compassion and creativity, promoting dignity and justice for everyone.
We work with the Bishop and Diocese of London and the wider church, as a spiritual focus for London, the nation and the world.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control;
To uphold integrity, honesty and openness in what we do;
To aim for the highest possible standards in everything we do, acknowledging that we cannot do everything;
To make our operations as just and as sustainable as we can;
To foster and encourage diversity, being inclusive and challenging to ourselves as well as others.
The latest Decca recording from the renowned St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Jubilate: 500 Years of Cathedral Music features the best-loved cathedral music spanning 500 years, from Tallis to Rutter, with Handel, Mendelssohn and more in between. Choristers from 49 cathedrals joined St. Paul's Cathedral Choir to record in the stunning acoustics of St. Paul's Cathedral, bring cathedral music to new heights.
Get the latest news on choral music releases with Minnesota Public Radio's weekly Choral Featured Album. For this week's Choral Featured Album, we present "Jubilate: 500 Years of Cathedral Music." Comprising 18 works by Mendelssohn, Purcell, Walton, and others, this new release from St. Paul's Cathedral Choir takes the listener through five centuries of choral masterworks. In addition to celebrating the cathedral music tradition, the album showcases a spirit of collaboration, with 50 choristers from cathedrals across the UK joining the Choir to perform pieces by Handel, Parry, and Rutter.
Discover new works, new choirs, and new takes on your favorite pieces Fridays at 11 a.m. central on the Choral Stream.
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St Paul's Cathedral has appointed a female chorister - believed to be the first in its history. Carris Jones, 35, from south London will take up the full-time role in the choir which often performs at state occasions. She believes it is the first time a woman has joined an Anglican London cathedral choir as a full-time member. St Paul's director of music Andrew Carwood said he was "delighted" with the panel's unanimous appointment.
Ms Jones from South Norwood said: "As a child I had a Mary Poppins obsession so singing at St Paul's has been a long-held ambition. But when I first moved to London as a singer there was no inkling women would ever be considered for adult positions in the choir. I didn't think it was possible. It feels wonderful." The Royal Academy of Music graduate and London Oratory alto has been singing professionally for eight years.
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Formed 900 years ago, the St Paul's Cathedral Choir - one of the world's most celebrated choirs - makes its debut on Decca with an album of traditional and brand new festive carols from the heart of London, under the direction of Andrew Carwood. Old and new sit side by side as classic carols in famous arrangements rub shoulders with contemporary works.
St Paul's Cathedral Choir - Carols / WFMT: Chicago - Featured Release of the Week
London's oldest and most illustrious cathedral choir, St Paul's Cathedral Choir, is offering the sound of Christmas 2015 with its festive first recording on the Decca label. The choir, which has been performing in London's iconic venue for nearly 900 years, is a familiar sight around the world - earlier this year the choir toured the USA across 7 states, from Minnesota's St Paul to St Philip's Cathedral in Atlanta, taking in Louisiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Houston, Indiana and the Washington National Cathedral in DC.
St Paul's Cathedral Choir: Carols / WFMT: Chicago - Best Christmas Recordings of 2015
Music is an integral part of the Christmas season. Every year, those of us who celebrate this season of joy and light brush the dust off Bing Crosby's White Christmas and a host of other seasonal offerings and play them repeatedly from early December to the New Year. We do so because these recordings rekindle memories of Christmas past with family and friends and help to create new Christmas memories with our own children and grandchildren.
"Carols with St. Paul's Cathedral Choir" - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir Those who love traditional Christmas carols performed by a superb choir would be hard pressed to find a better new release this season than "Carols with St. Paul's Cathedral Choir". This is a brand new recording from London's oldest and finest cathedral choir, a choir dating back to 1127.
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London's oldest and most illustrious cathedral choir, St Paul's Cathedral Choir, CAROL OF THE BELLS - (Decca Classic FM): A unlikely but seasonal challenge for the festive number one album spot comes from the 40-strong London choir and their director Andrew Carwood. The 19 tracks include time-honoured favourites like Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and O Come, All ye faithful. This album is Britain at its best and after almost 900 years the boys and men from St Paul's deserve some chart glory 9/10.
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