Another Portsmouth Triumph!

Portsmouth Cathedral has a reputation for commissioning new music and Sunday 4 October saw the first performance of Will Todd’s Portsmouth Jazz Missa Brevis at the Cathedral’s Patronal Festival Service. Award winning British composer and jazz pianist Will Todd is … Continue reading

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Iestyn Davies on Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones, now in his 26th year as Headmaster of St John’s College School, Cambridge, has announced his departure at the end of the school year. His has been an outstanding ‘reign’ during which the school has won many accolades … Continue reading

Young Organist Entertains

David Bryson, an 11 year-old chorister at St John’s College School in Cambridge,  decided he wanted to be an organist when he was two, started the piano at four and organ lessons followed at six! As a student member of the Royal … Continue reading

Raphael Sings to the World

The whole world heard 13 year-old Raphael Janssens sing the opening solo of the rugby anthem A World in Union at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup 2015 at Twickenham on Friday night. Raphael, who was deputy head chorister … Continue reading

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Wells’ girls are ‘Editor’s Choice’

The Song of the Stars, recorded by Wells Cathedral School Choralia, conducted by Christopher Finch, is one of Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings in this month’s Gramophone magazine. He says: “High praise for high voices are due to … Continue reading

Sir David Willcocks

The choral world has lost one of it’s greatest with the passing of Sir David Willcocks on Thursday 17 September. The tributes have been many and put on record what a remarkable man he was. He was a chorister at Westminster Abbey … Continue reading

Farewell John Scott

Following the very sad loss of John Scott in August, there will be a Solemn Funeral Liturgy for him at St Thomas’ Church in New York on Saturday 12 September at 11am. John was one of the finest church musicians … Continue reading

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Chorister Recruitment Dates

Each year cathedral choirs need new choristers. We have just added some more dates for forthcoming voice trials and chorister recruitment events. Find out about open days in Norwich, London and Winchester along with other forthcoming diary dates.

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Welcome to CSA!

Just a few changes at the helm this term: we welcomed Matthew Jelley to St Edmund’s School, Canterbury in an earlier post. Also new to CSA are: Paddy Moss who is now leading Dean Close Preparatory School which educates the … Continue reading

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New Term Starts

As choir schools return from the summer break Tim Cannell, CSA Chairman starts his second year in post and Paul Smith, Headmaster of Hereford Cathedral School is now Chairman-elect. Roger Overend has stood down as Vice-Chairman and we are hugely … Continue reading