The head chorister of St Wulfram’s Boys’ Choir has achieved the highest chorister award in the country.
Samuel Davie, 11, has received the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Gold Award. The award was presented to Samuel by Rev James Robinson at the Choral Eucharist in St Wulfram’s.
Samuel is the sixth St Wulfram’s Chorister to receive the accolade, and is also the first boy chorister to achieve the Gold Award, and the youngest chorister at St Wulfram’s to take the exam.
Samuel is a pupil at the King’s School and has been a chorister at St Wulfram’s Church for nearly five years. He has rarely missed a practice or service.
Tim Williams, Master of the Music at St Wulfram’s, said: “It is a remarkable achievement for a chorister so young to be able to pass this very demanding exam, and everyone at St Wulfram’s, including all of the other choristers, is very proud of his achievement.”
The church is holding a day of celebration on Saturday, July 15, to mark the 20th anniversary of girls singing at St Wulfram’s Church in parallel to the boy choristers. This will include a recital and video presentation by St Wulfram’s Girls’ Choir at 11.30am, a fete and hog roast on the Rectory Lawn from 12.30pm, an open singing workshop for any past and present members of any section of the choir at 3pm, and a festival evensong at 6pm. We hope that many people will join us for all or part of the day.
People can follow the choir and its activities on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StWulframsChurchChoir