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This website has been made possible by funding from Canterbury Christ Church University.  It is the work of Chris Price, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music and Performing Arts and a Tenor Lay Clerk in the Choir of Canterbury Cathedral, in whose library the Canterbury Catch Club volumes are archived.

Thanks are due to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral for their support for the Project, especially to the staff of the Cathedral Library and Archives, and to the librarians of the Beaney Institute (the city library in Canterbury): to Cressida Williams, Cathedral Archivist, and her colleagues, and to Karen Brayshaw, Cathedral Librarian.  Their expert and good-humoured assistance has made the enterprise far more enjoyable than work is supposed to be.

Thanks also to Jenna Donnelly, designer and compiler of this website, and to Cantuar, the ad hoc group of fellow-musicians whose voices bring the music to life here: David Wilcock, counter-tenor; Paul Young, tenor; Chris Price, tenor; Jon Williams, baritone; and Duncan Perkins, bass.  The members hope to be worthy successors to their 18th- and 19th-century predecessors in the Cathedral Choir, whose musical talents and mischievous temperaments would have helped to make the Catch Club evenings truly memorable.