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Liverpool: new director of music appointed

 The Dean of the Metropolitan Cathedral, Canon Anthony O'Brien, has announced the appointment of Mr Timothy Noon as Director of Music in succession to Mr Terence Duffy, who is due to retire at the end of July. Mr Noon is currently Organist and Master of Choristers at St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire and will take up his new post in September 2007. Timothy Noon was born in 1974 and began his musical career as a chorister in Hereford Cathedral Choir, learning the organ with Dr Roy Massey. At the age of seventeen he was appointed Organ Scholar of Canterbury Cathedral, and the following year became Organ Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford where he also read for a degree in music. In 1993 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, winning six prizes in the examination, including the coveted Limpus prize. On graduating with First Class Honours, Timothy was appointed sub-organist of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He returned to Canterbury as Assistant Organist in January 1997 where, in addition to his work at the cathedral, Timothy was organist of the King's School and Musical Director of The Canterbury Singers. In 2001 he was appointed to St David's Cathedral. Mr Noon, 33, is married and has two children. His wife, Sarah, has been appointed Director of Studies at Chetham's Music School, Manchester and also takes up her new post in September. Source: Archdiocese of Liverpool