THEY may be ancient terms, but they are a most useful way ofdividing up a cathedral choir into two cricket teams. Decani arethose who sing on the dean's side of the choir, and Cantoris on theprecentor's (or cantor's) side.
At Hereford Cathedral, the annual cricket matchis a highlight of the summer, when the two teams swap surplices forcricket whites to play a match of 12 overs, each sideenthusiastically supported by parents and clergy alike. Butquestions must be asked ...
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