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Music Department

The Director of Music

Director of Music

Philip Rushforth was appointed Director of Music in 2007 and is responsible for the Cathedral Choir as well as the music of the cathedral in partnership with the Canon Precentor.  He organises the famous weekly organ recital series and, with his colleagues, performs a number of recitals during the course of the year.

The Assistant Director of Music

Assistant Director of Music

Benjamin Chewter is Assistant Director of Music. He is responsible for the accompaniment of the daily services and assists with the training of the choristers. Benjamin also directs the Cathedral Nave Choir and organises the visiting choirs who sing at Chester Cathedral during the holidays.

The Assistant Organist

Andrew Wyatt is Assistant Organist.  In this role, he accompanies services, conducts the Cathedral Choir and Nave Choir and assists with the training of the choristers.  The post of Assistant Organist was established in the autumn of 2012 to help maintain and develop the high standard of music at Chester Cathedral.