Paul Trepte Retires After Nearly 30 Years.

A huge turnout for Evensong as Paul Trepte retires after nearly 30 years as Organist and Director of Music at Ely Cathedral. 

Easter Sunday marked the official retirement of Paul Trepte as Director of Music at Ely Cathedral having served nearly 30 years. Paul’s highly successful career as a musician began with an organ scholarship at New College, Oxford, after which he became Assistant Organist at Worcester Cathedral. He moved to St. Mary’s, Warwick before becoming Director of Music at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral. In September 1990, he succeeded Dr Arthur Wills at Ely Cathedral.

Paul Trepte, Director of Music at Ely Cathedral retired after 29 years at the Easter Sunday service. Picture: Keith Heppell

The Cathedral was packed for the Evensong service as hundreds of well wishers, including several former choristers and members of the Cathedral community, came to hear Paul direct the Cathedral choir for the very last time followed by a drinks reception to formally mark the occasion and thank Paul and his wife Sally.  

Paul’s successor is Ely’s former Assistant Organist, Edmund Aldhouse who has been assisting Paul in his role since 2013.  

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