Chorister Spotlight - Lindsey Rix 1995 - 1998
Tell us briefly where you are, and what you are up to now…
I’m Lindsey, I live in Norwich, and I am currently the CEO of Canada Life UK (a Life Insurance company).
…and remind us what years you were in the choir and who was your Director…
I was in the choir from 1995 (when it was formed), until I left school in 1998. Our Directors during that time were Neil Taylor and Katherine Dienes-Williams.
Is there a ‘stand-out’ memory that you have from your time in the choir?
I have so so many memories of the choir, it is hard to pick out one, but singing for the Queen at the Maundy Thursday service in 1996 was pretty special!
What skills learnt at Norwich Cathedral have helped you later in life?
I believe that I gained so much from being a chorister at Norwich; I formed some wonderful friendships that still exist today. I also learnt much about teamwork, leadership (as one of the Head Choristers) & communication. I have always believed that music is a great foundation for all roles in business, and continue to reference this as I mentor others in their roles.
What would you now tell your Chorister-self?
I would tell myself to always work hard, believe and dream you can break barriers - as we all can; and I would also say to enjoy every minute, it is the most wonderful experience.
What piece of music springs to mind when you think of Norwich?
So many! But I think I will go for O Sacrum Convivium, by Kenneth Leighton, one of the pieces we recorded on our CD in 1997, Glory Be to God on High.
What is your most listened to track at the moment or CD on your playlist?
My Spotify Account is largely full of Imagine Dragons at the minute, who are my children’s favourite band; I confess I am enjoying them too.
Alice Andrews 1995 - 1998
Since leaving the Norwich Cathedral Girls Choir in 1998 I have gained a BSc Honors Degree in Psychology and Counselling, an MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. Worked in the public and private sectors as a temp, then permanent as admin staff at Williams Lea. Currently work at Marsh Ltd - Norwich office as a Client Manager (admin) for the Aviation Department. Single and still live at home in Wymondham.
Following two years as a founder member of the Girls’ Cathedral Choir, Esther was a Choral Scholar and read music at Kings College, London. She has since had a varied career teaching, performing and working in Development for various Third sector organisations including Aldeburgh Music and the Church of England whilst bringing up a young family. Her husband’s job has recently brought the family back to Norwich and to the Cathedral.
David Clover 1976 - 1981
David joined the choir under the tutelage of Michael Nicholas, Bernhard Burrell was organist with Malcolm Archer as organ scholar. In addition to the weekly routine throughout the year, he was fortunate to tour Germany twice and the east coast of America and with the choir recorded four vinyl records. A lifelong friendship developed in the choir endures to this day with Harvey Neve, 1977 - 1981. After leaving Norwich School in 1986, read Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire before embarking on an engineering career which included being a partner in a technology start-up that became the global leader in its field. Having lived and worked in the USA and Scotland, returned to his native rural Norfolk in 2013 where he now lives with his family, including his son also a Norwich Cathedral ex-chorister, Charles Clover 2015 - 2020.