Farewell to Taylor & Congratulations to Xavier!

 Outgoing Head Chorister Taylor (left) hands on the baton to his successor, Xavier

Outgoing Head Chorister Taylor (left) hands on the baton to his successor, Xavier

Last Sunday, we said a fond thank you and farewell to the Cathedral Choir’s Head Boy Chorister, Taylor, who is having to hang up his 'treble boots'. During Evensong, Matthew Owens, Organist and Master of the Choristers, and Canon Precentor Nicholas Jepson-Biddle, paid tribute to Taylor who has worked extremely hard and has been a great chorister and Head Chorister - a terrific role model for the younger boys in the choir. Following the service, Taylor was joined by boy choristers past and present for a party in the sunshine outside the cathedral. He will be much missed but we all wish Taylor well and look forward to him returning for the final Evensong of the choir’s academic year.

Equally, we are delighted to announce that this morning during the Cathedral Eucharist, Xavier was inducted as our new Head Boy Chorister. Xavier has been an excellent Deputy Head Chorister since September 2017, and we know that he will carry out his enhanced duties with aplomb. Congratulations to Xavier!

 Following Taylor's final service last week, he and some of the boy choristers past and present celebrated outside the West Front  [Photo courtesy of Jacinth Latta]

Following Taylor's final service last week, he and some of the boy choristers past and present celebrated outside the West Front [Photo courtesy of Jacinth Latta]