Worcester Cathedral is a an Anglican cathedral in Worcester, England, located on a bank passing by the River Severn. It is the place of the Bishop of Worcester.
The cathedral was developed in between 1084 and 1504, and embodies every single design of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic.
It is popular for its Norman crypt and distinct chapter house, its uncommon Transitional Gothic bays, its great woodwork and its main tower.
The cathedral’s west exterior appeared, with a picture of Sir Edward Elgar, on the reverse of ₤ 20 note released by the Bank of England in between 1999 and 2007, staying in circulation up until 30 June 2010.
Worcester Cathedral has 3 choirs: Worcester Cathedral Choir, Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir, and Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir. All 3 were associated with the BBC broadcast of the midnight and Christmas morning services in 2007.
Worcester Cathedral has a long history of organs going back to 1417.
Noteworthy organists at Worcester have actually consisted of Thomas Tomkins (from 1596), Hugh Blair (from 1895), Ivor Atkins (from 1897) and David Willcocks (from 1950). From 2012-2018 the Director of Music and Organist was Peter Nardone.