KING’S Ely chorister Thomas Allen (bottom row, right) took part in a national concert at St Paul’s Cathedral yesterday (27) to help raise much needed funds to ensure the longevity of the nation’s world-renowned cathedral music.

Thomas performed alongside 60 other choristers from cathedrals across the UK during the concert, which was hosted by television presenter, broadcaster, musician and Ely Cathedral Music Patron, Aled Jones and recorded by Classic FM.

The event was organised by the Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM) to kick-start a £10m fund in support of the 1,400 year old tradition of cathedral choirs, many of which are under mounting financial pressure to continue to provide choral music in some of the UK’s most majestic and historically significant sacred buildings.

During the concert, the comedian, singer and actor, Alexander Armstrong, spoke about the value of a choral education. Many former choristers go on to do well across a broad range of careers, some of whom have become well known as actors, singers, presenters, comedians, pop artists and musicians.

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