Sorry this has taken so long, but it's taken a few weeks (and a rather protracted round of answerphone ping-pong) to get things finally settled.
Interviews and auditions for the Musical Director role were held a few weeks ago. It was odd being on the other side of the table for a change, asking the questions instead of trying to answer them, but the candidates acquitted themselves well, and the audition rehearsals, though very different in character, were equally inspiring. It's reassuring that musical leadership in the area is in such good hands for the next few years.
Every member of the Chorale was given a vote, and Jon Payne was elected to be our new Musical Director. Jon is taking up the role of Assistant Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral in September, and the Chorale looks forward to working with him in our 40th Anniversary season.