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Head of history appears on Look North.

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Notre Dame’s Head of Department for history appeared on Look North earlier this week, after the musical job advert for a new priest became an internet sensation. Thomas Dixon helped to compose the advert, which features the Junior Choir of St Paul’s in Shipley and is based on a song from Mary Poppins. The advert has already been viewed on Facebook more than 29,000 times and can be seen here:

Thomas Dixon’s musical talents also extend to running the College choir, which has 15 regular members and often performs for students and staff alike. Today in college they provided Valentine-themed entertainment in the lower common room.

Commenting on his role in church and college, Mr Dixon said: ‘I’m amazed at the reaction we’ve had to the video but it’s been a lot of fun, particularly being interviewed by Look North. I’m a great believer in the importance of music as a way of creating a sense of community. This is something I try to do both in college and at church. New recruits for both choirs would be very welcome!’