St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
St Paul's music outreach programme is an innovative community engagement initiative which is educating and inspiring children
across London through the arts – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
13,000 children engaging with choral and organ music
300 young people with enhanced life chances
1,200 young people with greater confidence and ambition
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.
St Paul's music outreach 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. As well as a singing scheme for London and a project to
introduce children to the organ, we run the Hackney Children’s Choir and numerous other creative initiatives.
Following an extremely successful pilot we are seeking to upscale the programme, significantly enhancing its reach and impact.
We hope to increase our music outreach provisions through the new School Development Campaign - Learning in Harmony. Please click here for more information.
"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
Abigail Hopper, Head Teacher, Nightingale Primary School, Hackney
If you are interested in joining a Hackney Choral Choir, please get in touch via email@example.com. Guidelines and registration
forms can be accessed below.
Hackney Children's Choir
HCC is for children aged 8-12 in years 3-7, recruiting children from partner primary schools and the local community. The choir performs regularly
in St Paul’s Cathedral, and in recent years has made two professional recordings and performed in the Royal Albert Hall. The choir has a repertoire
spanning 400 years in diverse styles - from the Carmina Burana to Handel’s Messiah. The Hackney Children’s Choir is proudly supported by the Most
Excellent Order of the British Empire.
HSC is a new choir for the borough of Hackney for 12-18 year olds who love music, from a number of secondary schools and the local community.
The Choir offers enriching experiences – in the recording studio, in concert, on residential holiday schemes. This is a choir
for young people who love to sing – you don’t need to play an instrument or read music to apply. Places are subsidised thanks to funding from
the Mayor of London.
Hackney Choral Courses are holiday courses in Easter and summer, led by professional musicians who can get the best out of young people. They
are immensely fun, and culminate in a concert or performance. Each day starts with breakfast from 08:30, and includes afternoon activities
including sports and games.
This scheme receives generous support from The Mayor's Young Londoners Fund, which helps children and young people to fulfil their potential,
particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. It supports a range of education, sport, cultural and other activities for children and