Music has been offered to God in this corner of Bury St Edmunds for over a thousand years. The monks in the mediaeval Abbey were replaced after its closure in the sixteenth century by choirs of men and boys. Today, that tradition continues at St Edmundsbury Cathedral and has been expanded to include several choirs numbering over 100 young people and nearly 50 adults. Music is the principal means of expressing the worship of God in this holy place.