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Abbey appoints new Director of Music

Edward Dean welcomes alumni to join Abbey Choir
3 Oct 2022
United Kingdom
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Edward Dean
Edward Dean

Edward Dean has been welcomed as the new Abbey Director of Music, and brings a wide range of experience in developing music programmes in the United States, France and the UK – where he was most recently Organist of Holy Trinity Sloane Street in London. Edward writes:

"It is a great honour to have been called to serve as Worth Abbey’s Director of Music, and the possibilities for working with the Abbey’s musicians really excites me.

The Abbey Choir will do the majority of its rehearsals on a Saturday once a month from 2pm-4:45pm, and this will give us all a good amount of time not only to get to know the music for upcoming Sundays, but also enough time to come together as a group and socialise – which I think is a very important part of being in a choir – singing and worshipping together as a close-knit group of friends. Exciting plans include a Christmas CD recording, a choir tour to Paris, and, of course, singing at the upcoming visitation of the relics of St Bernadette (23rd October). 

It really is my wish to extend a warm welcome to new people who want to join the choir, particularly alumni of the School – so if you have ever thought of being a part of a choir, or wondered what it involves, please do get in touch. If you are aware of any friends who might be interested in joining at this exciting time, please do consider pointing them in our direction!" Edward can be reached by email at

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