Schoolboy wins organ scholarship

A BURY St Edmunds schoolboy has been selected for a prestigious Eton organ scholarship.Joe Worker, a former head chorister at St Edmundsbury Cathedral and pupil at King Edward VI Upper School, is expected to start at the world famous public school in the autumn.

A BURY St Edmunds schoolboy has been selected for a prestigious Eton organ scholarship.

Joe Worker, a former head chorister at St Edmundsbury Cathedral and pupil at King Edward VI Upper School, is expected to start at the world famous public school in the autumn.

The 15-year-old is making to the move Eton's historic campus, close to the Thames at Windsor, to take advantage of the numerous historic organs there.

Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School, said: “We've become accustomed to people from private schools coming here so it is a novelty for it to happen the other way around.


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“But because of Joe's talent and the resources Eton will be able to offer him it is wonderful opportunity.”

Joe said: “I was speechless no words can describe the feelings I had when I first found out and it hasn't worn off - I am thrilled.

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“The organs at Eton are incredible the main one makes a fantastic noise but there are many other practice organs to help expand my first instrument.

“This is a big credit to James and Catherine Thomas at Bury Cathedral who have been a great inspiration. Coming through the choir there is the best musical upbringing you can have.”

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