Cathedral Church of St Mary

Newcastle upon Tyne

 

 

The Cathedral Choir

Howard Baker (1954-2017).
Howard Baker was Director of Music at the Cathedral from 2000 to 2017. In addition to his significant contribution to St Mary’s musical life, he oversaw many important events, including the visit of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh (2002) and the construction of the Tickell organ (completed in 2013).

The Cathedral Choir has been in its present form since 2000. With the Cathedral organist, David Allison, we sing weekly at the 11.30am Sunday Mass and at other liturgies throughout the year.

Our repertoire covers the whole range of Catholic music, from the earliest Latin plainsong to modern religious songs, and we tackle a variety of pieces of the Church’s traditional polyphony. Our main aim, however, is to provide a lead for the congregation’s participation in singing the Mass. We practise on Fridays from 5.30 to 7.15 pm.

 

The Cathedral Choir in the Choir Gallery

 

The Cathedral Choir during the visit by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh