As 2017 gets underway so are plans for recruiting the next batch of young cathedral singers all over the country. Dates are being set for chorister day ‘tasters’, open events and auditions (often known as voice trials). Several events are already listed on this website so have a look at the Be a Chorister for a Day and … Continue reading →
Eight year-old Hamish Gamble enjoyed a brief taste of fame when he rang in to the Chris Evans Breakfast show on Radio 2 on Tuesday 10 January to say he would be singing in Evensong for the first time at Hereford Cathedral that evening. The call formed part of the popular show’s ‘Kids Get a Fanfare’ … Continue reading →
Congratulations to Rufus Hetherington, a Year 7 pupil at Exeter Cathedral School and a Chorister at the Cathedral, who has earned himself a spot in the French Horn section of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. Rufus is thrilled to have made the grade and is looking forward ‘to the challenge of working alongside … Continue reading →
Just click on the link below and enjoy a wonderful selection of recordings from the most comprehensive archive of choral music in existence. This extraordinary collection of so many precious recordings since the first in 1902 is the brainchild of Colin Brownlee. Some visitors will already know what a wealth of material he has meticulously … Continue reading →
A former Hereford Cathedral chorister was enthroned as Boy Bishop on Sunday 4 December during a historic ceremony dating back many centuries. William Caldwell Martin joined the cathedral choir at the age of eight in 2010 and subsequently sang over a thousand services with the choir. As a chorister, he also took part in several radio … Continue reading →
With your support it could be Christmas chart success for Chichester’s Prebendal School Chamber Choir and renowned poet, songwriter and musician, Ian Wills! Pupils are singing on Ian’s track Mercy, released at the end of November. . The track, produced by Sean Genockey, is part of Ian’s project London Country, and proceeds will be split between … Continue reading →
Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum perform Handel’s Messiah at The Abbey on Saturday 17 December. But hurry – The Early Bird Discount (2 top-price tickets for the price of one) expires this Friday, 18 November. The Choir will be accompanied by The Bristol Ensemble and conducted by Simon Bell. Guest tenor is former chorister Laurence Kilsby. … Continue reading →
The Church of England has launched an easy way of finding a Christmas Service near you. Go to https://www.achurchnearyou.com/christmas.php/m/ to find details of what’s happening in your area.
Hereford’s Christmas list of services and activities is now available and includes the annual Boy Bishop Ceremony 3.30 pm on Sunday 4 December Choral Evensong featuring the traditional enthronement of a former chorister as Boy Bishop of Hereford. Click on Hereford at Christmas for the full list of events over the coming weeks.
The Special Air Service has a unique relationship with Herefordshire and to honour this the SAS Regimental Association has commissioned artist John Maine to create a new sculpture and stained-glass window for Hereford Cathedral which will be installed this winter and unveiled in April 2017. The window will be called Ascension and act as a memorial and tribute … Continue reading →