Our Trinity Choristers hosted a wonderful event celebrating the 50th Choristers Course on Saturday 7th April 2018.
Around fifty Old Trinity choristers, ranging from those who left in the 1970s to last year’s Head Chorister, returned to sing with our current choir and staff, creating a truly joyous sound. The event commenced with a rehearsal in the Quire at Worcester Cathedral, followed by tea and cakes in The Chapter House, and then back to the Quire for a beautiful Festal Evensong. The cathedral stalls were packed with relatives of both current and former choristers.
Worcester Cathedral holds a special significance for Trinity School as the current Precentor is former Trinity Chorister, The Revd Dr Michael Brierley, who left Trinity in 1991. Christopher Dowie played the organ and David Swinson, our Director of Music conducted the singers with immense pride.
“It was a very moving occasion and a great privilege to make music of such a high quality again. The experience of those cathedral courses left an indelible musical impression on all of those who took part.” [OT 1981].
“It was a thrill to sing with Trinity Choristers in a cathedral again, especially as it’s my home cathedral nowadays! (And thanks for coming to my patch!) I’m pleased to see so many Trinity Choristers’ traditions are still alive.” [OT 1983]
The Evensong was followed by a three course dinner at Malvern St James School. Tributes were paid to David Squibb, the former Director of Music, who established the Trinity Boys’ Choir. David’s son, Ed, was the guest of honour at the dinner. Our present Director of Music, David Swinson, recounted amusing stories from past courses and set impromptu tasks for our current choristers at the dinner, which were well received by those attending. The overriding sense was of choristers, past and present, feeling privileged to have been part of this great tradition. Long may it continue!
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