Shock in cloisters as St Paul’s Cathedral appoints a woman organ scholarmain
It’s only taken a couple of millennia, but tonight the great church has announced a breach with its breeches.
The new organ scholar of St Paul’s is going to be Rachel Mahon, 24, presently organ scholar at Truro Cathedral. She’s the first woman to hold any organ post at the Cathedral.
Rachel is Canadian, originally from Toronto. The press release says she sometimes plays in stilettos, which is too much information. Oddly, they forgot to say if she’s the first Canadian to play at St Paul’s.
Rachel joins a team of Organist Simon Johnson, Sub-Organist Timothy Wakerell and Director of Music Andrew Carwood.