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Children lead cathedral service
TWO young cathedral choristers led an entire cathedral service as part of their final duties.
Thirteen-year-olds Rosanna Wicks and Finnbar Blakey, deputy head choristers of the girls’ and boys’ choirs, took on the role of precentor at Choral Evensong in Salisbury Cathedral earlier this month.
Canon Precentor Tom Clammer came up with the idea. “I thought this was a good way of recognising the important role played by the deputy head choristers, one of whom is actually called ‘Precentor’s Chorister’,” he said.
“Singing at Evensong and leading the congregation in their worship is part of a chorister’s daily work so the idea was to take that concept a step further and let them experience officiating at and leading the service.”
Salisbury Cathedral Choir can be heard singing Evensong daily during school term time, Monday to Saturday at 5.30pm and at 4.30pm on Sundays.