The ancient role of Cantor is a tried and tested way to teach, lead and inspire groups of people to sing.
A growing repertoire of music for worship uses the cantor to lead responsorial material.
Service settings (Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus), intercessions, psalmody, gathering music, worship songs, psalm songs.
You will find that with a little bit of training, someone with the right voice and personality can broaden the use of music and enable new music to be rehearsed and learned quickly by your congregation.
Courses for Cantors appear from time to time in the diocese. Please check with The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) for workshop details.
If a parish would like to host a workshop for Cantors or would like to explore the use of their choir as a cantor group, please get in touch with the Diocesan Music Adviser, Robert Fielding, for advice: 07879 443060, firstname.lastname@example.org.