Trinity choristers recently hosted a week of performances to celebrate our 51st choristers course at Lichfield Cathedral.
The choristers course began in 1969, when a group of Trinity choristers from the Trinity Boys Choir visited Exeter Cathedral during their Easter holidays, singing the week’s services while the cathedral choir was on holiday.
The week was so successful that the course was repeated the following year, and now an extraordinary record has been set with our choristers completing their 51st consecutive course with a visit to Lichfield Cathedral.
Alumnus Martin French has attended most courses ever since he was a young chorister in the 1960/70s, and continues to help in their organisation.
Christopher Dowie, former Director of Music at Wimborne Minster, has attended most courses as resident organist and continues to do so.
This year there was an open invitation for our alumni (pictured) to join the choir for Saturday’s evensong and it was fantastic to welcome back some of our former choristers.
Next year the 52nd Choristers’ Course will take place in Bath and Wells.
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