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Last Updated 14 October 2017

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Welcome to New President

We are delighted to announce that Mark Duthie, the new Director of Music at Carlisle Cathedral, has agreed to become our President.

He was born and educated in Aberdeen, and during his time at Aberdeen University was Assistant Organist at St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral in Aberdeen.
On graduating with First Class Honours in Pure Mathematics he went as a postgraduate student to Jesus College, Cambridge, where he sang in the Chapel Choir for two years. He was then Organ Scholar at Chester Cathedral prior to his appointment as Assistant Master of the Music at Peterborough Cathedral in 1994. During his time in Peterborough, he founded the Cathedral Girls' Choir, which he directed in concerts, services and broadcasts.

Mark moved to Brecon in 2007 to become Organist and Master of the Choristers at Brecon Cathedral. He is an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and has examined extensively in the UK, and in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia.

He took up his new appointment at Carlisle in August this year, and has agreed to host a President’s Evening on 9th February and to give a short recital before the AGM on 16th May. He will be giving a lunchtime organ recital in the Cathedral on Tuesday 17th October at 12:45 and it would be good if our members could support this event.