The robes have been fitted and rehearsals have begun, all in preparation for the first Evensong of the new academic year which will take place this Saturday 7 September at 5.15pm. The choir will sing Herbert Howells’s stirring St Paul’s Service, as well as his anthem in praise of music, A Hymn for St Cecilia. The preacher will be writer and broadcaster, Gavin Plumley.
During Saturday’s service, the new members of the Cathedral Music Foundation will be formally welcomed. There is a fantastic intake of ten new Boy and Girl Choristers who will all sing in their very first service as Probationers. Six Choristers will also receive their surplices, taking them from Probationer to full Chorister status.
We are also pleased to welcome David Stevens as the new Sub-Assistant Organist, James Gough as the Temporary Assistant Organist. Adam Fyfe (countertenor) and Horatio Carr-Jones (tenor) will also join the choir as Choral Scholars for this academic year.
James MacGeoch and Meg Curl are this year’s Head Boy and Head Girl Choristers respectively, with Daniel Fawden and George Thomas taking on the role of Deputy Head Boy Choristers, and Carla Coombs and Sophie Harbridge becoming Deputy Head Girl Choristers.
Do join us on Saturday if you can for what promises to be a wonderful start to an exciting year!