Enriching Christian worship through music and the arts

"I can't begin to describe the joy it gives to use my love of music in this way"

Inter-church choirs in Ipswich,

Bury St Edmunds and Colchester



Saturday 7 December 2019


As with everyone else, we have had to put most of our plans on hold due to Covid19. Here's an update:

Inter-church choirs in Ipswich,

Bury St Edmunds and Colchester



An update on our events in 2020

Prom Praise

Saturday 2 May, Royal Albert Hall

Cantus Firmus was preparing a 90-voice choir to form part of the Gathered Choir for this annual gala concert with the 100-strong All Souls Orchestra. The concert is now reinvented as a Virtaul Prom Praise, with several Cantus Firmus members taking part. See allsoulsmusic.org for details.

A Pilgrimage of Song

Originally 30 May (Chevington route) and 22 August (Rougham route)

Plans are well advanced for two one-day Pilgrimage of Song routes, both leading to St Edmundsbury Cathedral, as part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations to mark the millennium of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund. Each day begins with a music workshop, followed by a walk of six or seven miles, singing a short service at churches along the way, and ending with Compline and a hot meal at the cathedral.

The Rougham route, which forms the final leg of the Ethelbert Pilgrinage being organised by the Orwell-Deben Benefice, has been postponed to 2021.

We hope that bothg of these events will now take place in 2021.

Sing 1000

Originally Sunday 14 June, St Edmundsbury Cathedral

A vibrant journey through 1000 years of church music, from plainsong to Hillsong!

We hope to rebrand it as Sing1001 next year.


Catching the Fire

4pm, Sunday 31 May, St Edmundsbury Cathedral

This Penetcost service for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, was pre-recorded, and included items featuring Cantus Firmus singers and instrumentalists.

Iona Service

Sunday 13 September, St Edmundsbury Cathedral

A service using music from the Iona Community. Cantus Firmus is preparing an online service.

Come and Sing

Saturday 19 September, Stowmarket URC Church

A one-day singing event ending with an informal concert. Unless government advice re singing changes, this will not go ahead.

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