Andrew Carwood Addresses CSA Heads

Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, was on fine form at CSA’s Centenary Conference. CSA’s celebratory Evensong was sublime, thanks to choristers from St Paul’s, Westminster Abbey, King’s College Cambridge and Salisbury’s girl choristers.  Thank you and the fantastic team from St Paul’s Cathedral for a truly memorable occasion. CSA commissioned new canticles … Continue reading →

Chairman Paul Smith marks 100 years of CSA

  If  you didn’t catch Chairman Paul Smith on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, you can do so here: Having celebrated the health benefits of singing in his first chairman’s address at the 2017 CSA Conference in Durham, Paul Smith, headmaster of Hereford Cathedral School, was more hard-hitting this year. He said the risks to … Continue reading →

Hereford CS Opens New International House

Hereford Cathedral has just completed the purchase of How Caple Grange, a magnificent Georgian house, which will open in the Autumn Term as a new international boarding house for overseas students wanting to enjoy the benefits of an outstanding education and the friendly culture of an excellent British school. This stunning residence, set in five … Continue reading →

Ripon’s farewell to Richard Moore 1937-2017

A memorial service for Richard Moore, former headmaster of Ripon Cathedral Choir School (1987-2000) and CSA Chairman (1993-94) was held in Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 28 April. Simon Deller, former Headmaster of Lanesborough School in Guildford and now retired to Ripon, writes: “Sadly Richard suffered from a stroke some four or five years ago and … Continue reading →

New Head for St George’s Windsor Appointment

Congratulations to William Goldsmith who has been appointed Head Master of St George’s School, Windsor Castle. He is currently Head of St Leonards Junior School, St Andrews and will succeed Interim Head Roger Jones in January 2019. William is very familiar with the choral world. He was a music scholar and Head Chorister at Radley … Continue reading →

Tewkesbury’s St John Passion on 24th March

  Tickets are now available for Tewkesbury Abbey Choir’s performance of J S Bach St John Passion on Saturday 24 March, under the baton of Simon Bell.  The choir will be accompanied by Bristol Ensemble with soloists Nicholas Drew (Evangelist) and Tom Hunt (Christus). Jane Lyons, chorister tutor and Schola Cantorum Manager, says: “Please join us … Continue reading →

Exciting Music-Making at St John’s Cambridge!

Following on from the last story we can report other triumphs in the L’Estrange household! Alexander and his wife Joanna Forbes L’Estrange are delighted both their sons are pupils at St John’s College School and choristers at St John’s College, Cambridge. The boys are busy preparing for the College Choir’s trip to the Far East … Continue reading →

Alexander L’Estrange’s Wassail! – Another Winner!

Many congratulations to Alexander L’Estrange on winning the public vote for the Best Classical Music Education Initiative Award at this year’s Music Teacher Awards, sponsored by Classic FM, for Wassail! Carols of Comfort and Joy. Wassail! was commissioned by United Learning and premiered in two concerts in December, bringing together over 1000 staff and students from … Continue reading →

Reigate & Croydon Girl Choristers Salute Mums!

Girl choristers from the RGS Godfrey Searle Choir and Old Palace School, Croydon sang together for a special evensong on Mother’s Day (11 March) in Croydon Minster. This was a celebration of the launch of the girl choristers at Reigate as well as an opportunity to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. The support … Continue reading →

The Sixteen’s 18th Choral Pilgrimage

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Tour which starts at St Albans Cathedral on Saturday 14 April! This year’s focus by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen is on works By William Cornysh (both Elder and Younger) and Benjamin Britten. Four centuries separate this year’s chosen composers but, as Harry Christophers says, both were … Continue reading →

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