Bury St Edmunds chorister to sing at St Paul’s Cathedral

Rafe Ellis
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St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s head chorister will sing at a special event to mark the 60th anniversary of the Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM) at St Paul’s Cathedral, in London, next week.

Rafe Ellis, a pupil at King Edwards VI School, will be attending An Evening with the Cathedral Choristers of Britain on Wednesday, along with one chorister from each cathedral in the country.

Rafe Ellis

Rafe Ellis

The 14-year-old, who has been singing at the cathedral for three years, said: “I’m excited about going and I’m looking forward to the acoustics there. It’s a real honour to be representing St Edmundsbury Cathedral at St Paul’s.”

James Thomas, the cathedral’s director of music, said the FCM charity was bringing choristers together in support of its Diamond Fund for Choristers which is aiming to raise £10 million to address pressures in cathedral choir finances.