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Musical moves: choral and organ scholar news

Friday 5 August

An influx of new musicians has arrived to join the Cathedral Music Department and take up scholarships generously supported by Lamport Hall Preservation Trust, The Wates Foundation, The G M C Trust and The Ouseley Trust.

Joining the Cathedral choir as Choral Scholars will be Rachel Miller (alto) from Queen’s College Oxford where she was also a choral scholar; Owen Huxford (bass) from Tonbridge School; and Fred Stanford (tenor) from the University of  York.

James Bowstead, recently Organist in Residence at Pangbourne College Reading, will take up the post of Organ Scholar.

Photo (from left): Rachel Miller, Owen Huxford, Fred Stanford and James Bowstead.


Former organ scholar moves to York Minster

Jeremy LloydJeremy Lloyd, who has been Organ Scholar at Peterborough Cathedral for two years, has left to take up the post of Assisting Organist at York Minster. Speaking of his time at Peterborough he said:

“It has been the perfect start to my career as a cathedral musician. I am fortunate to have been part of a supportive team and I have gained a real insight into the daily workings of a cathedral music department.

“One of the highlights for me was my continuo playing in Handel’s Messiah last Christmas – I hadn’t done anything on that scale before. I will also remember vividly my Confirmation at the last Easter Vigil.”

We wish Jeremy all the best for his time in York.