Having been an Assistant Director of Music for nearly 5 years at both Rochester and St Edmundsbury Cathedrals, as well as Organ Scholar at Chelmsford, chorister at Canterbury, and an assistant at The Pilgrims’ School, Winchester, I do have some insight into how Cathedrals work. But my opinions are clearly only based on a small part of the big picture, and in some cases my take on things may not be the popular opinion. I welcome comments in agreement and disagreement and welcome corrections to any incorrect facts.
While I was in the Cathedral Music world, I did get annoyed by external people expressing opinions about how things were done, and I’m aware I’ve now unfortunately become one of those people! Sorry to those annoyed by my opinions.