With tenor Gentleman, Francis Powlesland, now sadly having left the choir to go on assignment in Germany for his employer, the start of the new term brings with it three pieces of good news. Firstly, our congratulations go to tenor, Jack Granby, on his recent appointment to the choir in succession to Francis. Jack will be installed as tenor Gentleman at evensong on 16 September, and we are all looking forward to welcoming him into the Chapel community.
Also joining in September will be William Fielding, who has been selected as the Gordon Reynolds Organ Scholar for 2018-19. We are looking forward to hearing William’s talent and progress over the coming year, and hope that he will enjoy his time in the Chapel Royal.
We are delighted to announce that James Harris has been appointed Chapel Clerk and Verger to the Chapel Royal Hampton Court Palace. James is currently Dean’s Verger at St Davids Cathedral Pembrokeshire, a post he's held for the last five years. Previously, he worked at St Paul's, Winchester, Portsmouth, and Lichfield Cathedrals. He brings a huge wealth of knowledge and experience and we look forward to his joining us in the autumn.
Finally, our warmest congratulations must also go to current countertenor Gentleman, Edward Button who, in the face of fierce competition, has been selected to join the world-famous vocal ensemble, The King's Singers. Edward has been a true asset to the Chapel throughout his time in the choir and, although we are sad to be saying goodbye to him in December, we wish him all the best for the exciting times that lie ahead for him.
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