New music scholars at Hereford Cathedral At the beginning of a new term for the cathedral choir, we are pleased to welcome four new music scholars to our choral foundation. Laurence John organ scholar Laurence has just completed his A-levels at Hereford Cathedral School and was until recently the Organist of St Mary’s Church in Ross-on-Wye; in 2014 he was an award winner at the Oundle Summer School for Organists, and shortly afterwards became the accompanist to Cantabile, the cathedral school’s girls’ choir. Laurence also sings bass, and enjoys composing and conducting. Calum Daniels countertenor choral scholar Calum grew up in Pembrokeshire, where he sang as a chorister and then a junior choral scholar in the choir of St Davids Cathedral before moving last September to sing as a choral scholar in Lincoln Cathedral Choir. He is a keen sportsman, and enjoys surfing, swimming, cycling and weight-lifting; he has also undertaken seasonal work as an RNLI beach lifeguard. Yeshurun Tanna tenor choral scholar Yesh has just completed his A-levels at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield and sang as a chorister and then a choral scholar in Wakefield Cathedral Choir; he plays the flute and violin, and also the organ for services at St Andrew’s Church in Netherton; he has trained as a first-aider with St John Ambulance and has undertaken work experience at NHS hospitals around the country. Clark Brydon bass choral scholar Clark has just completed his A-levels at Kirkham Grammar School and was most recently the bass choral scholar at Blackburn Cathedral. He plays the organ and piano and was assistant director of music at Preston Minster before going to Blackburn. He worked as a radio host and presenter for Preston FM for two years, and is the founder and director of music of the choir Cantabimus, which is based in Kirkham.