Friday, December 4, 2015

Girl Chorister makes history as Bishop

From Salisbury Cathedral-

On 6 December, the feast day of St. Nicholas, the Right Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, steps down during Evensong and a 12 year Maddie Lyles takes his place in a ceremony that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Maddie Lyles is the first girl to be made Chorister Bishop – or Boy Bishop as it was known until last year - in the Cathedral’s lifetime. As the most senior Girl Chorister or Dean’s Chorister she leads the 40 strong team of singers ranging in age from eight years old to thirteen, along with Jake Lacey, the most Senior Boy Chorister or Bishop’s Chorister. Between them they must demonstrate superlative singing skills and demonstrate mature leadership. The choristers are the public face of the Cathedral, a responsibility Maddie doesn’t take lightly.

 More here-

No comments: