The ML Wood Song School

Community, Worship, Culture

Mary Louisa Wood ARCO, 'Mother of Manx Music' was the first Organist of the Cathedral Church. She established a large choir that was renowned both on Island and across. She lived in Douglas, but had a large singing class of 114 people in Peel, traveling from Douglas to Peel and back to teach on a horse and trap. Ms Wood directed the first Lessons and Carol service in St German's Cathedral in 1885, only 5 years after it had been conceived at Truro Cathedral. She had a massive influence over Church music on the Isle of Man and for this reason we have dedicated the Song Room to her.

The facility is adjacent to the Cathedral and is purposely fitted and finished for the rehearsal of the Cathedral Choirs, the teaching of the Choristers and the administration of the Music department. 

The recent refurbishment and upgrade of the Song Room has been made possible with funding from the St German's Cathedral Foundation for Music and the Arts; AFD Software, Ramsey; The Hobson Trust; The Gough Richie Charitable Trust; The Garfield Weston Foundation; the Choir Parents Association; and KTS Construction Services.

 

Our treasured Choral Heritage - now, and for tomorrow ......

Regular Services Calendar

Sundays

8.30am Eucharist
10.30am Worship with Eucharist
3.30pm Choral Evensong (during term time)

Weekdays

9.00am Morning Prayer (Monday – Saturday)
5.30pm Evening Prayer (Monday – Saturday)
9.30am Eucharist (Wednesday and Holy Days)

The Cathedral hosts special services to celebrate events in the community, and the seasons of the Church year. Click here for more details.

Opening times

You are always welcome in the Cathedral, whether for worship or just to look around, learn more about the history, or perhaps simply to enjoy some quiet time on your own.

The Cathedral is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

We are open all year round, though opening hours may vary slightly on Bank Holidays and Holy Days.

Cathedral Isle Of Man Events

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Revolution - drop in Youth Group

24/05/2019 20:00 - 22:00

Revolution - drop in Youth Group 

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'Serenity' @ The Cathedral

25/05/2019 19:30

Juliet Tranter (soprano), Christiane Litman (soprano), and Peter Litman (chamber organ). An evening of serene vocal music for female voices, beautifully accompanied by the Regent box organ. Take a seat in the candlelit choirstalls of the Cathedral and share this rare and most exquisite moment of serenity with fellow music lovers.

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Choral Eucharist

26/05/2019 10:30

Mass Setting: Oxley | Anthem: O thou the central orb (Wood) | Voluntary: TBC

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Choral Evensong

26/05/2019 15:30

Responses (Wilby) | Psalm: 8 | Canticles (RV Williams in C) | Anthem: Long since in Egypt's plenteous land (Parry) | Voluntary: Preamble (Whitlock)

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Cathedral Isle Of Man News

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Putting the fun into fundraising

Zumba in the Cathedral to raise funds for Cyclone Idai Appeal.....

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