Christmas Choir Term
The choristers were absolutely fantastic over Christmas.
They sang several services, including the Grandisson service of Lessons and Carols, and thee services on Christmas Day. Hector and Felicity opened the Grandisson service in front of a completely packed cathedral (Nave and Quire!) on Christmas Eve. Imagine what it would be like to sing a solo in front of 1000 people… yes- they did it beautifully and did us proud!
The boarders enjoyed getting up to find snow in the boarding house and footprints from Santa Clause himself leading to the many presents under the tree, before caroling at 0730am to the Dean, Mr Noon, Mr Featherstone and families for a lovely festive start to the day. A great time was had by all this Christmas, and it was lovely to see so many of you supporting the chorister services and concerts across the season.
A huge congratulations to all of the choir probationers on achieving their goal of becoming full choristers. These are the newest members of the choir that started in September. They have been going through various assessments over the last few months to ensure that they can cope with the demands of chorister life. They have now proven that they can do it, and will be officially made full choristers when they are installed and receive their white surplice in Evensong in the Cathedral this Sunday (13th) night at 4pm. Everyone is most welcome to join!
Mr Sean Fitzpatrick
Assistant Director of Music and Chorister Tutor