St Paul’s Cathedral could close in cash crisismain
The Dean of St Paul’s has told the BBC that the cathedral cannot cover its expenses and may have to disband its historic music ensemble, the Vicar’s Choral, which dates back to the 13th century. The ensemble consists of 12 adult professionals and 30 boys. According to the BBC, Andrew Carwood, St Paul’s director of music, said other expenses mean they cannot be funded at the moment.
The Cathedral is suffering from lack of tourist visitors, who constitute a major income stream. It was awarded £2.1 million in government emergency aid last November.
Its deputy director of music resigned yesterday to join Westminster Cathedral.