OBE Music Partnerships at St Paul's Cathedral

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OBE Music Partnerships at St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's musical partnerships educates and inspires children across London through Cathedral music – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We support school singing in London and beyond, run children's choirs and holiday courses, and create opportunities for children to sing regularly in worship.

Our professional musicians run intensive workshops with schools, choirs, and children’s music groups, with many participants having the amazing opportunity of performing at St Paul’s. We also partner with schools and parishes to support their wider learning in faith and music, and are associated with the Choir Church Foundation.

Our programme has a track record of developing self-esteem and aspiration through performance; and by bringing together disparate cultures, it fosters mutual understanding and more resilient communities. 

"I believe very deeply that music has the power to change lives, and our interactions with St Paul’s this year have been a huge part of this at Nightingale. I would like to thank your whole team for taking such an innovative and inclusive approach to working with schools."
Abigail Hopper, Head Teacher, Nightingale Primary School, Hackney


We form partnerships with schools and churches to deliver these key project areas: 

  • Sing at St Paul’s supports schools' engagement with choral music. This includes a series of workshops and a musical Cathedral visit.
  • OBE Organ Programme shares the wonder of the pipe organ with primary schools across Greater London, drawing participating schools together for our ‘Organ Days’. We take digital organs into schools for interactive workshops.
  • Hackney Choral includes the Hackney Children's Choir and Hackney Senior Choir. 
  • Holiday courses for young people run in Easter, summer and at Christmas.
  • Resources for schools, including singing assembly videos, CPD for teachers around children's singing, and advice

We particularly want to help both church and non-church state schools in the Diocese of London. If you would like to discuss your school taking part in any of these projects, please get in touch via musicoutreach@stpaulscathedral.org.uk

Hackney Choral

We run a weekly children's choir (primary school) and senior choir (secondary school) in our partner parish, St Paul's West Hackney. You can read more about our choirs, including our admissions process, on www.hackneychoral.com.


Resources for Schools

Sing with St Paul's

Sing with St Paul's is offered to primary schools to bring the joy of singing together back to children in school.  If your school would like more information about this project, please click here Sing with St Paul's or email musicoutreach@stpaulscathedral.org.uk

Singing Assemblies

We offer singing assemblies based on the liturgical year.  They are for use in the classroom, hall or home. Each assembly introduces a key Christian festival or season, teaches a great hymn, and unpacks how to read notation, they each conclude with a singalong with the Cathedral Choir. Please feel free to use these videos in your schools and community. 

If you would like your school to be added to the mailing list to receive these once they are released, please email musicoutreach@stpaulscathedral.org.uk

Harvest singing assembly: Harvest

All Saints singing assembly: All Saints

Advent singing assembly: Advent

Candlemas singing assembly: Candlemas

Lent singing assembly: Lent

Passiontide singing assembly: Passiontide

Eastertide singing assembly: Eastertide

Ascension singing assembly: Ascension

Pentecost singing assembly: Pentecost

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