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Guild of Church Musicians awards

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07 February 2020

Sara Aliano Photography

The recipients of the Archbishops’ Chorister Medal with (from left to right) the cathedral’s Organist and Master of the Choristers, Elizabeth Stratford, the Registrar of the GCM, June Williams, the President of the GCM, Dame Mary Archer, the Dean of Arundel, Canon David Parmiter, and the Treasurer of the GCM, Robert Andrews

The recipients of the Archbishops’ Chorister Medal with (from left to right) the cathedral’s Organist and Master of the Choristers, Elizab...

THE first recipients of the Guild of Church Musicians’ (GCM) Archbishops’ Chorister Medal were 12 choristers of Arundel RC Cathedral. The new examination, designed for singers up to the age of 18, aims to develop practical performance skills and to encourage attentive listening and reflection on the part music plays in worship. The choristers were presented with their certificates by the Guild’s President, Dame Mary Archer, in Arundel Cathedral, on 1 February.

The president also presented Honorary Membership of the Guild to David Wells, an organ builder, founder member, and later board member of the Institute of British Organ Building, a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Organ Builders, and an Honorary Member of the Royal School of Church Music.

Sara Aliano PhotographyDavid Wells with the President of the GCM, Dame Mary Archer

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