New Director of Music appointed
22nd June 2015
A new director of music has been appointed at Exeter Cathedral.
Timothy Noon, who is currently the director of music at Auckland Cathedral in New Zealand will take up the role after Christmas.
He succeeds Andrew Millington, who has been in the role at Exeter Cathedral for 16 years.
Timothy said: "Despite thoroughly enjoying my four year overseas experience in Auckland, I'm absolutely thrilled to be moving to Exeter to be part of the Cathedral team, and to continue the great work of Andrew Millington. With its excellent choir school, fabulous organ, beautiful setting, and forward looking worshipping community, Exeter is a very exciting place to be engaged in cathedral music and I eagerly anticipate the beginning of a new adventure."
Timothy began his musical career as a chorister at Hereford Cathedral, before being appointed at the age of seventeen as Organ Scholar of Canterbury Cathedral, and the following year he became Organ Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford where he also read for a degree in music. He returned to Canterbury as Assistant Organist, then becoming Organist and Master of the Choristers of St David’s Cathedral in Wales, moving then to be Director of Music at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool.
In 2011 he moved to New Zealand to be with his Kiwi wife, Elizabeth, accepting the position of Director of Music at Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
Exeter has a thriving choir, which includes 36 boy and girl choristers. Its wonderful organ has recently been refurbished at a cost of £1 million.
The Dean of Exeter Cathedral, Very Rev Jonathan Draper, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Timothy Noon will be able to join us in the New Year as our Director of Music. Timothy comes with a wide range of experience of music at the highest level and we look forward to him helping us build on the great musical tradition we already have here.”