Emilia is cathedral’s musical maestro

Emilia Cooper
Emilia Cooper

A teenage singer has become a choir’s musical maestro after being appointed head chorister at Bradford Cathedral.

Emilia Cooper, 14, who is a student at Hipperholme Grammar School, was awarded a choral scholarship several years ago and has been rewarded for her musical progress and commitment with a promotion to the top role.

Emilia said: “I have always enjoyed singing from an early age, so when I saw Hipperholme Grammar School advertisiing choral scholarships I was excited as I had never sung in a cathedral choir before.

“I had no idea what to expect and had never thought of how much I would like the style of music sung or how much my voice would improve from attending the cathedral.

“When I was asked to be head chorister I was very proud and honoured to be chosen.

“I was delighted with the chance of taking on new challenges and possibly developing other skills that came with that.

“I have really enjoyed my experience at the cathedral so far and can’t wait to find out what lies ahead.”

Alex Woodrow, director of music at Bradford Cathedral, said: “Emilia has been a stalwart member of the Cathedral Girls’ Choir for some years now, and we are delighted to be able to recognise her commitment and musical progress with this promotion.

“As head chorister, she will lead by example.”