Ampleforth and Wolverhampton do battle

Choristers from Ampleforth and Wolverhampton were finalists in both football and rounders when nearly 200 choristers from CSA Northern Division schools competed against each other in Wolverhampton on 20 May. Ampleforth claimed victory in both competitions – well done! The … Continue reading

Wolverhampton Here We Come!

Nearly 200 choristers from choir schools in CSA’s Northern Division are heading for Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy for their annual football and rounders tournament. Organiser Peter Morris, Director of Music at St Peter’s Collegiate Church, is delighted the football club have … Continue reading

Durham Flies Flag

A flag designed by three Durham Chorister School pupils is currently flying in Parliament Square and will also be on view for the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta celebrations at Runnymede on 15 June. 3000 guests, including Her Majesty The Queen, will be at the event organised by the National Trust and Surrey Council Council. So click below to see what to look for when you are watching TV!

The Chorister School Flag

Hereford Girls win Songs of Praise title

Hereford Cathedral School’s Cantabile Girls’ Choir has won the BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year Competition 2015. The 17 girls, accompanied by fellow pupil Laurence John and Cantabile Director Jo Williamson, took the audience and judges at … Continue reading

Hereford Mysteries Revealed

The mysteries of what lay beneath Hereford Cathedral Close are revealed in Death in the Close: A Medieval Mystery to be published on 20 May. Excavations revealed a possible Saxon Palace built near the cathedral between 850 and 950AD. After … Continue reading

Exeter Head moving to Purcell

Stephen Yeo headmaster of Exeter Cathedral School, will lead The Purcell School of Music from next January. CSA and Purcell are both part of the government Music and Dance Scheme (MDS) so we won’t be losing touch with him. Very … Continue reading

Choir School Heads in Wells

Wells Cathedral School was the perfect host for this year’s CSA annual conference. Choir school heads enjoyed a veritable ‘feast’ of music and stimulating sessions – a big thank you to Elizabeth Cairncross and her wonderful team. Speaking just before the General … Continue reading

Be a Chorister!

Cathedrals need new recruits every year. These days most foundations hold regular  events to explain what’s involved and to give children a taste of what it’s like to be a chorister. One such event is Manchester’s Be A Chorister For A Day later … Continue reading

Hereford’s Boy Bishop

Hereford is one of the few dioceses to continue the medieval practice of a Boy Bishop Ceremony – see CSA Singing Out 2015 Issue 19. The Boy Bishop is always an ex-chorister who has to give a sermon at his … Continue reading

Westminster’s Fishy Tale

….. or how Westminster Abbey became a Royal Peculiar! Professor Robert Turner tells the story of The Abbey’s Fishy Tale. Robert was a chorister at Westminster Abbey and sang at HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s wedding in … Continue reading