The head chorister of Chester Cathedral boys’ choir has been chosen to sing at St Paul’s Cathedral in London tomorrow.

Joe Martin, 12, will be part of the Evening with Cathedral Choristers of Britain on Wednesday, April 27 at 7.30pm.

The concert at the famous cathedral will for the first time bring together choristers from many of the nation’s cathedrals and colleges in support of the cathedral music trust, Friends of Cathedral Music.

The Upton High School pupil has sung with the cathedral choir for four years.

Director of music at Chester Cathedral Philip Rushforth said: “We are enormously proud that Joe will represent our cathedral for a cause that is especially dear to me. Never before has the future of choral music within our cathedrals and churches been in such peril and we must do all we can to sustain this important tradition.

“Joe and all his other colleagues must not be one of the last generations to enjoy the training and experience it brings.”

Proceeds from the concert will go towards the new Diamond Fund for Choristers which is aimed at relieving hardship, providing bursaries, and helping choristers develop and flourish.

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