Music scholars in strong voice

Following the departure of several outstanding singers from last year’s Upper Sixth, it’s good to report that the Schola Cantorum continues to be in strong voice, as Tuesday’s splendid Mass for the Feast of Ss Ambrose Barlow and John Roberts demonstrated.

Among the new faces in the choir stalls we have seven pupils from six different choir schools, including five cathedrals: Cologne, Exeter, Llandaff, Montserrat and Christ Church, Oxford and Wells. They are very welcome additions, and we are delighted that our strong choral tradition and glorious Abbey Church continue to attract singers of their experience and calibre.