Hereford Cathedral School success in Schools’ Challenge

A four-boy team from Hereford Cathedral School reached the finals of the senior Schools’ Challenge 2017, the national general knowledge competition for schools in the UK. The Final at Westminster School on Sunday 23 April was the culmination of a hard fought competition which started at regional level. The 15 regional winners then played an inter-regional round, … Continue reading →

St John’s College Choir Scoops Top BBC Magazine Prize

  The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, is the first collegiate or cathedral choir to win BBC Music Magazine’s Award for ChoralMusic for its recording of Deo, a collection of sacred works by the late composer and College Honorary Fellow, JonathanHarvey.  The Magazine is the world’s best-selling classical music monthly, and the awards are the only … Continue reading →

New SAS Memorial Art Installation Opened in Hereford Cathedral

Ascension, dedicated to the Special Air Service in Hereford Cathedral went on show on Saturday, 8 April. Designed by Royal Academy sculptor, John Maine, the magnificent sculpture and stained glass window has been two years in the making, with the nine metre-high installation comprising 3,000 pieces of European glass in 40 different colours.  It was assembled … Continue reading →

Choir schools make top dorms list!

Congratulations to two CSA members for making ‘The 6 smartest boarding school dorms in the country’ list in the 2017 Tatler Schools Guide. They are Christ Church Cathedral School, Oxford and The Pilgrims’ School in Winchester. First let’s put the spotlight on Pilgrims’ School, Winchester, where nearly all Year 8 boys will be boarding in September- a higher percentage … Continue reading →

Cake & Celebration for Newest Ely Choristers

Ten King’s Ely pupils were installed as Ely Cathedral choristers during Sunday Evensong on March 26.  Robert, Max, Alfie and Nelson joined Megan, Stella, Miriam, Grace, Amelia and Katherine for cake and celebrations after the service. Assistant Organist and Acting Director of Music at Ely Cathedral, Edmund Aldhouse, said: “Cathedral choristers are young professionals and, as … Continue reading →

King’s Singer Returns to Hereford

Patrick Dunachie, the latest recruit to the internationally acclaimed King’s Singers, was back in Hereford recently. He was a chorister and a pupil at Hereford Cathedral School before winning a choral scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge. He and the rest of the King’s Singers spent a day in Hereford, working with local primary school pupils and … Continue reading →

CD Launched to Help Fund Choristers

   ‘Jubilate: 500 years of cathedral music’ is top of the charts! St Paul’s Cathedral Choir joined forces with 50 young choristers from cathedrals across the UK for the album  ‘Jubilate’ which has shot to the top of the classical charts.  Every copy sold will raise money for the Friends of Cathedral Music’s ‘Diamond Fund for Choristers’ which aims … Continue reading →

Sing Up Day Returns on 22 March!

Every year since 2010, Sing Up, the award-winning organisation providing the complete singing package for schools through resources, training and guidance, has organised a special day to celebrate the power of song. On 22 March thousands of children and young people from all over the world will raise their voices and sing this year’s specially commissioned anthem. … Continue reading →

New Head for Prebendal Chichester

Louise Salmond Smith is to become the first female Head of The Prebendal School in Chichester in nearly 900 years when Tim Cannell retires to France in the summer. She is currently Head of Junior School at Tormead School, Guildford but has taught in a variety of schools in both the maintained and independent sectors. … Continue reading →

Jubilate 500 Launch This Week!

Jubilate – 500 years of cathedral music is set for release this Friday (17 March) and you can pre-order NOW if you haven’t already done so, by going to to choose your method of delivery. Classic FM and Decca have collaborated with St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, Aled Jones and The Cathedral Choristers of Britain to … Continue reading →

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