New Music for the Mass - Salford Cathedral, 25th June 2011

New Music for the Mass: a day for parish music directors, organists, singers and other musicians

You are invited to a day at the Cathedral Centre, Salford, on Saturday 25th June (10.30 am – 4.00 pm) to look at music for the new translation of the Missal.

Martin Barry (Director of Music at Salford Cathedral) and Fr Peter Jones (parish priest, composer and chair of the Archdiocese of Birmingham Church Liturgy and Music Committee) will present a day of new music for the Mass, introducing musical settings written for the new translation of the Missal, including a close look at the forthcoming collection Glory to God from Decani Music, edited by Alan Smith and Peter Jones.

The admission charge is £10, which includes a buffet lunch and tea, coffee, etc., during the day. Please pay on the day upon arrival. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Salford Cathedral’.

For catering purposes and the production of resources please ensure that you book for the day by e-mailing Martin Barry. You can also e-mail Martin if you have any questions about the day.

If you do not have access to e-mail then you can ring Cathedral House on 0161 834 0333 in order to book for the day. Please give your full name and contact details.

We look forward to seeing you there!


  1. £10?!!! People must be doing well in Manchester! In other parts of the country such days are free! Gateshead had 200 musicians a couple of weeks back — no charge there! — and I hear that hundreds of musicians in the south have been getting formation for nothing too.

  2. Including lunch! The charge merely covers costs. I think some dioceses have a budget set aside for liturgical formation activities, so of course their events are not really "free". I hope people here will feel that the day is good value, anyway.

    The figure of £10 (which was set by the diocese) was chosen to match (or be better than) the charge for similar events round the country. Once you factor in lunch, we're asking less than a typical workshop led by, e.g. figures from the Thomas More group. I think people are in for a good day.