Report by Matthew O'Donovan
In addition to their excellent singing the choristers’ procession was invariably tidy and dignified – with only one minor mishap on the first day – perfected under the effective leadership of Head Chorister Alice Hughes and her first-rate team of House Captains. The choristers’ commitment to their singing and procession was matched only by their exemplary behaviour throughout the course – they were in every way a pleasure and delight to work with. Each of the three days ended with a service in the beautiful chapel of Magdalen College; some of the choristers were able to participate as readers as well as through their singing – the readings were excellently prepared under the guidance of Course Administrator Philip Bowcock. We were, as ever, grateful to Rev. Ron Lloyd for leading the services, and Mrs Johanna Stephenson for acting as Matron.
We were pleased to be able to award scholarships to two of the choristers, Polly Dow and to enable them to attend an RSCM residential course of their choice; furthermore, 32 of the choristers had the opportunity to sing evensong at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday 8 th April – a fitting end to an excellent three days’ hard work.