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Decani v. Cantoris

Margaret Duggan

by Margaret Duggan

Posted: 05 Jul 2013 @ 12:05

THEY may be ancient terms, but they are a most useful way of dividing up a cathedral choir into two cricket teams. Decani are those who sing on the dean's side of the choir, and Cantoris on the precentor's (or cantor's) side.

At Hereford Cathedral, the annual cricket match is a highlight of the summer, when the two teams swap surplices for cricket whites to play a match of 12 overs, each side enthusiastically supported by parents and clergy alike. But questions must ...

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