New vibrant partnership with Cathedral Music Trust - Genesis Foundation

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New vibrant partnership with Cathedral Music Trust

26 March 2021

The Cathedral Music Trust announces a new partnership with the Genesis Foundation to nurture the next generation of choral singers and composers.  The partnership will also ensure people from all backgrounds can have the opportunity to experience and benefit from access to world-class choral and organ music.

Through generous funding from the Genesis Foundation, the Cathedral Music Trust has created a new role of Communications and Marketing Officer within its Development Team, thereby extending its effectiveness and reach. In particular, this will enable the Trust to streamline its messaging across a broad range of platforms and media, while promoting its work to wider audiences and encouraging new supporters.

Sophie Carp has been appointed to this new position, joining the organisation from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, where she was part of the development team that successfully raised £25 million towards the Museum’s endowment. She is passionate about the arts and music, and the role it can play in driving social change.

Sophie Carp, Communications and Marketing Officer at the Cathedral Music Trust, said:

“I am so grateful for the Genesis Foundation’s support of my role and of Cathedral Music Trust’s vision as a whole. I look forward to working closely with the Foundation and am very excited by the prospect of playing my part in making Cathedral music accessible to the widest and most diverse audiences possible.”

John Studzinski CBE, Founder and Chairman of the Genesis Foundation, said:

“In her new role at the Cathedral Music Trust Sophie will be sustaining and developing an important and valuable part of this country’s cultural heritage. She will also be furthering the Genesis Foundation’s mission of nurturing a diversity of creative and performing artists, always united by excellence. “Harry Christophers, now President of the Cathedral Music Trust, has been a trusted partner of the Genesis Foundation for 15 years. In the context of that relationship he and The Sixteen have brought more than 20 new Genesis choral commissions to life, and Harry has trained and mentored hundreds of young ensemble singers. The Foundation is delighted to support him and the entire Cathedral Music Trust as we all look forward to a great musical future.”


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