Five Choristers promoted

We have been pleased to promote the following choristers to positions of leadership in the Choir:

  • Head Choristers: Christopher Augier and Fergus Cooper
  • Senior Choristers: Michael Constantinou, Nicholas McQuitty and Tom Smith.

The short ceremony took place at the start of our most recent Choral Evensong, at which we also gave the first performance in the Abbey for many years of the dramatic Evening Service in D by Percy Whitlock, a Bournemouth-based composer most renowned for his organ works. The vacancies arose from the retirement of four senior choristers a few weeks ago who, between them, had put in some twenty-three years of service. We also thank Christopher Brambley, who retired on 7 December, for his five years with us.