Friday Lunchtime at the Cathedral: Carolyne Storey (soprano) and Rachel Carruthers (piano)


Carolyne’s music career has involved music teaching, choral conducting and teaching singing in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Carolyne has also performed in recital, oratorio and concert, also as soloist with various choirs and choral societies. She is currently MD of Brayburn Singers, Selby. Recent engagements include Hexham Abbey, London, Carlisle, Bridlington, Beverley, Castle Howard. Future engagements include Castle Howard, London, Cumbria, Sheffield and London. Carolyne continues her studies with Patricia Macmahon visiting tutor to Royal Northern and Glasgow Conservatoire.


Rachel is a retired lawyer and amateur pianist, with a special interest in accompanying singers. She grew up in Oxford and now lives in Cumbria where she accompanies several singers and also assists in running the annual Art of Song residential course for singers and pianists at Rydal Hall. It was here that Rachel met Carolyne and now perform together in concert and recital. Recent engagements include Oxford, Lake District, Castle Howard and Bridlington. Future engagements include Castle Howard, Cumbria and Lake District.



The Cloths of Heaven                                      Karl Jenkins (1944)

Early Morning                                       Graham Peel (1877-1937)


Dans Un Bois                             Wolfgang A Mozart (1756-1791)

Du Bist Die Ruh                               Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Mandoline                                            Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)


Shepherd’s Song                                Edward Elgar

A Song of Autumn                              Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

June                                                        Roger Quilter

Now Sleeps the Crimson                  Roger Quilter (1877-1953)


OVER THE RIM OF THE MOON      Michael Head (1900-1976)

Ships of Arcady


A Blackbird Singing



A Bay in Anglesey                          Madeline Dring

Business Girls                                Madeline Dring (1923-1977)


The Tale of the Oyster                           Cole Porter (1891-1964)


Sandwiches (£2) and hot and cold drinks (£1) are available from 11.45am in the South Transept before each concert. The concerts start at 12.15pm and are approximately 45 minutes long.

Entry is free with a retiring collection, proceeds of which help to fund the Minster’s organ scholarship.

More information about the Friday Lunchtime at the Cathedral series and future concerts is available by contacting Erik Sharman on 01636 817280 or

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