The Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM), thanks to many supporters of the music at St Barnabas Cathedral, have announced that they will be giving the cathedral a cheque for £25,000 to go towards the Cathedral Choral Scholarship Endowment Fund. This is terrific news and timely with 2012/3 being the 10th Anniversary of Choral Scholarships at the cathedral so this is an extra excuse for us to celebrate.
FCM will present a cheque to the Cathedral Dean on Sunday 23 September during 11.15am Mass during which the choir will sing the Rheinberger Double Choir Mass and also my Lead, kindly Light setting.
I'm also thrilled to announce that from the end of June I shall be taking up the post of Assistant Director of Music and Joint Conductor of the Youth Choir at the Cathedral following the departure of Paul Hayward. We've already got stuck in to planning for the next year at the cathedral and there are some terrific things coming up (see Concerts for more info). Watch this space!