SIR'-lt appears that Fr. Peter E. Peacock, D.Mus., of Greyfriars. Oxford, has little regard for "the music-loving amateur choirmaster". May I, as one of that maligned confraternity ask how many parish churches would have a choir without the help of these mere amateurs?
If given the chance. most choirmasters would be delighted to take a course of study to increase their knowledge. As it is, many are in similar circumstances to myself with a wife and family to support.
These obligations take all our financial resources, leaving nothing to spend on such necessary educe don as your oorrespondent would consider essential for choirmasters. Cannot each diocese or archdiocese provide the necessary training for suitable people?
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