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Cathedral Choristers in Concert

Cathedral Choristers in Concert

The Canterbury Cathedral Choir Bursary Fund Concert incorporating the Graeme Hamilton Memorial Fund invite you and your friends to a concert performed by the Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral

Featuring former choristers and talented horn players Benedict Preece and Zachary Starr.

Tickets are available from The Friends’ Office, 8 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EE

Tickets -£15 ( Children 16 Years and Under – FREE)

All seats are unreserved and tickets are non – refundable.

It is regretted that telephone and on-line orders cannot be accepted.

All proceeds will be shared between the Choir Bursary Fund and the Graeme Hamilton Memorial Fund.

The Choir Bursary Fund was set up by the Dean and Chapter in 1999 to enable a chorister to complete his career in the Cathedral, even when personal or financial difficulties beset his family. Being a chorister at Canterbury encompasses all the benefits of a good education, whilst living in the shadow of our great Cathedral.   The Fund aims to protect the continuity of that education for the benefit of the boys, and for the well-being of the Cathedral Choir.

The Dean and Chapter contribute two-thirds of the cost of a chorister’s education, but are mindful of the hardship caused to children if a parent or guardian becomes unable to meet the remaining third. Since the inception of the Fund, bursaries have been given on a regular basis, and it is hoped that the Fund will continue to be able to support the Choir in this way.

Each chorister is encouraged to become proficient in two musical instruments. The Graeme Hamilton Memorial Fund supports this element of a chorister’s education.  (Graeme Hamilton was an eminent Queen’s Counsel, who throughout his life loved music and himself possessed a fine tenor voice. He frequently attended concerts in the Cathedral, and following his early death his wife set up this memorial in his name.) For administrative purposes, this independent Fund has been incorporated into the Choir Bursary Fund.

 

 

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