Gloucestershire

Gloucester Cathedral choir to get a £10,000 cash boost

Gloucester Cathedral
Image caption The choir at Gloucester Cathedral was founded by Henry VIII in 1539

Gloucester Cathedral is to be given £10,000 to help pay for a choral scholarship.

The money is coming from the Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM), a charity which supports traditional cathedral music.

The Dean of Gloucester, the Very Reverend Stephen Lake, said: "Choral scholarships are important as they enable our talented young singers to further their musical development."

A cheque will be handed over during an Evensong service on Sunday 10 July.

Mr Lake added: "It is only through such generous donations that we are able to maintain the high-quality music that forms such a significant part of our heritage."

Established in 1539 by Henry VIII, the cathedral choir is made up of up to 20 full and probationary choristers, nine lay clerks and three choral scholars.

The choir sing at six services each week, as well as major Easter and Christmas services.

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