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Our Director of Music calls for more investment in children's musical education

Our Director of Music calls for more investment in children's musical education

The retiring musical director of Exeter Cathedral, Andrew Millington, has called for more investment in children’s musical education, saying it can transform lives.

Mr Millington said the increasing interest in choirs and singing, that has given birth to the Military Wives choirs and others, showed there were some ‘green shoots’ but that many church choirs were struggling.

He said: “We know from the outreach work we do with the Cathedral choir how so many children absolutely love singing.

“When we bring them into the Cathedral the look on the faces when they get to sing is just wonderful. But in the current climate it is so hard for schools to fund music education for children.

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