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Resignation of Westminster Cathedral’s Master of Music

Peter Allwood, Chairman of FCM, writes: “We are sad to learn of the resignation of Martin Baker as Master of the Choristers at Westminster Cathedral. Under his leadership, the choir has been a beacon of musical excellence in the Catholic tradition. We wish Martin well as he moves on to the next stage in his career.

Until July 2019, Westminster was the only Catholic Cathedral in the world to sing Mass and Vespers on a daily basis. We urge the Cathedral to reconsider their recent decision to reduce the number of sung services, a move that is likely to lead over time to a diminishing of the choir’s fine reputation.”