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New Assisting Organist appointed at York Minster

7 Sep, 2018

By Sharon Atkinson

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Christopher Strange has been appointed to the role of Assisting Organist at York Minster.  He succeeds Jeremy Lloyd who is taking up the post of Assistant Director of Music at Rochester Cathedral.

Born and raised in Cheshire, Christopher has just completed two years as the Graham Rogers organ scholar at Chelmsford Cathedral.  In July he graduated from the Royal College of Music with a first class honours degree under the tutelage of Margaret Phillips and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin.

In January 2018, he obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists winning all the available prizes. A student of Chetham’s School of Music, Christopher has also held positions at Manchester Cathedral and Grosvenor Chapel, London.

Christopher begins his new role at the Minster in September, working closely with Robert Sharpe, Director of Music and with Ben Morris, Assistant Director of Music at the Minster. Christopher will take a full part in the Minster’s music programme, playing the organ and assisting with the training of the choristers.

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