Trust News


April 30, 2021

Alexander Armstrong appointed as Ambassador

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The Cathedral Music Trust has today announced the appointment of Alexander Armstrong as its Ambassador. In this role, Alexander will promote the Trust’s work, sustaining and developing this invaluable part of the country’s cultural heritage, and nurturing the next diverse generation of fine cathedral musicians.

A presenter, comedian and actor, Alexander has a strong background in cathedral music. He counts his time as a chorister at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh as one of the most important and formative experiences of his life and went on to sing as a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. Still performing and recording as a bass-baritone, Alexander currently presents Classic FM’s flagship mid-morning radio programme as well as the popular television quiz show ‘Pointless’ on BBC1.

Peter Allwood, Chair of the Cathedral Music Trust said: “We are thrilled to welcome Alexander as our Ambassador and look forward to working with him. Cathedral music is a national treasure that should be celebrated with pride by us all. Alexander’s infectious enthusiasm for cathedral music, and his extensive experience as a singer, make him a wonderful advocate for our cause.”