Music News

Huge THANKS to the Friends of Cathedral Music who have generously awarded us a grant of £30,000 towards our Music Endowment Fund.

The Music Endowment Fund has recently been established to raise a capital sum (£60,000 in the first instance) through grants, donations and fund-raising to secure the professional post of Assistant Organist at St Mary’s, a post which is currently funded rather precariously, year by year, by a combination of cathedral finances and generous benefactors.

Along with this major grant from the Friends of Cathedral Music, various additional fund raising ventures are being implemented: Riko’s Run, a CD of organ music, a forthcoming CD of the Cathedral Choir, and a highly successful series of concerts on Thursday lunch times.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Cathedral Choir members:

Sarah Weir, who has accepted a place to study Singing and Education at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Serena Whitmarsh, who has gained a scholarship to study Violin at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Mary Walker, who has accepted a place to study Singing at the Guildhall School of Music in London.
Magnus Walker, who has been awarded a Choral Scholarship to the choir of Gloucester Cathedral.