Endow a Day of Music
It costs £700 a day to cover the costs of the Cathedral's musical life. Any money donated is reinforcing the fund for the future and really does make a difference.
Endowing a day of music is just one way in which you can support the Cathedral’s Music appeal. If just 10 people pledge £2,000 for 5 years we will be £100,000 nearer our target. A £10,000 gift will fund a day of music for 20 years. You can give individually (and there are several ways in which this can be done), or you may like to get together a group of family, friends, or colleagues and endow a day of music between you.
We have recently been grateful to receive £75,000 from each of two trusts: each gift will endow a choristership when invested. It is harder to demonstrate tangibly the success of supporting the Cathedral music: its immediate effects cannot be seen in the same way as perhaps the restoration of the Cathedral fabric or the proposed work on the library and archives. Were the music allowed to dwindle into silence, however, its absence would be an immeasurable loss to worshippers, visitors, music lovers, and performers alike. For, in the words of Berthold Auerbach, poet and author, "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life".