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Chichester Cathedral Chorister to take part in a Unique Choir at St Paul's Cathedral (posted 27 April 2016)

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Chichester Cathedral Chorister Joins a Unique Choir to Sing at St Paul's Cathedral for One Night Only...

Cathedral Choristers
Cathedral Choristers

Tonight on Wednesday 27th April 2016 a new choir will sing at St Paul's Cathedral for one night only.  Choristers from almost every Cathedral Choir in the land will sing in concert for the first time ever.  Chichester Cathedral chorister Jonathan Keyte is very proud to represent the choir of Chichester Cathedral at this very special event.

A unique choir of more than sixty choristers will join St Paul's Cathedral's choristers to launch the Diamond Fund for Choristers and to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Friends of Cathedral Music.  The concert will be conducted by St Paul's Director of Music Andrew Carwood.

The Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM) was founded in 1956 to help support music in the UK's cathedrals after World War Two.  Annual subscriptions of 4,000 help to fund Cathedral Choirs - but Cathedral music is once again at risk.  Applications for funding are running at more than twice FCM's available resources, as revenue from traditional sources of finance declines.

The new Diamond Fund for Choristers aims to raise £10m by 2020, to relieve hardship with targeted grants, fund Chorister bursaries, and provide other support to help Choristers develop and flourish. 

Friends of Cathedral Music's Chairman, Professor Peter Toyne, said: 'FCM is determined to preserve the English Choral Music Tradition as a key part of the UK's national heritage and a living tradition dating back 1,4000 years.  27th April promises to be a glittering event.'

Click here to find our more about the Diamond Fund for Choristers.

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