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Join the Choir of the Nation on Palm SundaySt Paul's Cathedral in the City of London

St Paul’s Cathedral is coordinating a hymn flash mob to enable the nation to come together in songs of praise to mark Christ’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, 5th April 2020.

Individuals are invited to record themselves singing three chosen hymns at home and to send those recordings in to St Paul's. These will be mixed together and included in the "Choir of the Nation”. 

The chosen Palm Sunday hymns are:

  • Ride on, ride on in majesty (Winchester New)
  • Glory be to Jesus (Caswall)
  • Jesu, lover of my soul (Aberystwyth)


The Cathedral Organist, Simon Johnson, has recorded backing tracks from his home, and marked up scores to help singers. They are available on the St Paul's website alongside full instructions on how to participate.

Recordings for Palm Sunday need to be in by 5 pm on Thursday 2 April.

The three new recordings will be released on Saturday evening (April 4) and offered as an act of worship for the country with a theological reflection for Palm Sunday morning.

If you miss out on the Palm Sunday hymn flash mob, St Paul's is also planning one for Easter Sunday to mark Christ's glorious resurrection on Easter Day.

These are the three hymns you need to sing to be part of that event':

  • Jesus Christ is Risen Today (Easter Hymn)
  • Love’s redeeming work is done (Savannah)
  • Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus) 


The recordings and scores for the Easter Sunday hymns will be released in Holy Week on the St Paul's website 

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