Sunday, 30 September 2012

St Paul’s Cathedral – and the choir school

One of the great joys of this year has been listening to wonderful music: not only at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama but also at several churches, especially St Pauls.

On September 19 I attended Evensong at St Pauls which included the installation of a new Minor Canon and it was a feast of organ and choral music. This was followed by a short recital by the choristers and a talk on the choir school and some brief interviews with some of the choristers. 

All the Livery Companies that sponsor choristers then lined up with their choristers for a group photo and we had the opportunity to meet them and talk to them.  Some are so young  (seven!) and yet appeared so confident. 

The choristers then departed and we repaired to the Crypt for drinks and canapés. 

It is difficult to see very much but the overall view is stunning. I am standing in the middle my head barely showing above our chorister – look for the very tall man and I am on his left. 

The photo is copyright of St Paul’s Cathedral and the photographer is Mark Laing. 

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