Bromsgrove School Music Scholar Emily Evans is delighted to have been appointed as Organ Scholar at St David’s Cathedral from September 2018.
Appointed by the Dean & Chapter of St David’s Cathedral, the Organ Scholarship will involve Emily playing a full part in the musical life of the Cathedral, from playing during services, accompanying the choir, training the choristers, to conducting the choir.
It is likely that St David’s Cathedral was built on the site of the monastery founded in the sixth century by David, the patron saint of Wales, and represents the spiritual heart of Wales. Her Majesty the Queen is a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter.
Emily has spent the last few months as a chorister at Worcester Cathedral, whilst studying the organ with the Assistant Director of Music, Christopher Allsop. “I was over the moon when I received the news, commented Emily. I hope to gain an Organ Scholarship when I go to university, alongside reading for a degree in Music, hopefully at Oxbridge, after which I wish to pursue playing the organ as my career”.
Director of Music, James McKelvey said ”We are absolutely delighted for Emily to have been selected for this great honour. She is already a very accomplished musician, and having only recently taken to the organ, so naturally, this will really launch her musical future”.