Portsmouth Deputy to Head King’s Rochester

Many congratulations to Ben Charles, Second Master of Portsmouth Grammar School, on his appointment as the new Principal of King’s Rochester and Headmaster of the Senior School. Ben follows Jeremy Walker who is moving to be Head Master of St Peter’s School, York.  Jeremy will be leaving King’s in December so Roger Overend, who is … Continue reading →

Hereford Girls’ Choir Voted Childrens’ Choir of the World

Many congratulations to Cantabile Girls’ Choir of Hereford Cathedral School on becoming the first English choir to be voted Children’s Choir of the World at this year’s International Musical Eisteddfod Festival in Llangollen. They beat off stiff competition from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and mainland Europe to share first place with the … Continue reading →

CSA Centenary Celebrations – For the Record!

  As the summer holidays start and choristers head off for a well-deserved rest, we can look back on quite a term with the launch of CSA’s Centenary celebrations, a Royal Wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle AND an invitation to Hereford Cathedral Choir to sing at a Papal Mass in Rome!   Chairman Paul … Continue reading →

Outstanding Three Choirs Concert in Reigate

The Choirs of Croydon Minster and Hampton Court Palace joined the Reigate Grammar School Godfrey Searle choristers on Saturday, 16 June for a stunning evening of choral music at the beautiful St Mary’s church in Reigate. The ‘Three Choirs Concert’ was the second collaboration between these historic choirs and it was a pleasure for the … Continue reading →

Norwich Cathedral Hosts Richard Allain CD Launch

Former Norwich Cathedral chorister, Benjamin Nicholas, returns to Norwich Cathedral with Merton College Choir to perform a unique concert to launch a CD of choral music by Richard Allain, Director of Music at Norwich School on Thursday, 5 July. Merton will sing Evensong at 5.15pm followed by a choral concert and CD launch at 7pm. It … Continue reading →

King’s Ely Junior Singers Enjoy Cologne Tour

  KING’S Ely Junior’s  Chamber Choir have just returned from wowing audiences during their action-packed tour to Cologne. The 30-strong choir, made up of boys and girls from Years 5 to 8, enjoyed a hugely successful tour of the Western German city, where they performed three services and two concerts in just five days. On … Continue reading →

Three Choirs Triple Centenary Celebration in Norwich

Choristers from Ely, Norwich and Peterborough cathedrals were on excellent form for their first joint concert for more than 25 years in Norwich Cathedral as part of this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival on Thursday (24 May). The concert celebrated three of this year’s centenaries, the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the death of Hubert Parry … Continue reading →

Choir Schools Association Centenary Evensong

Centenary celebrations got off to a very moving and uplifting start on Wednesday 9 May. The combined voices of choristers from St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, King’s College Cambridge and Salisbury Cathedral’s girl choristers  blended beautifully and gave us a very special Evensong to mark The Choir Schools’ Association first 100 years. There are so … Continue reading →

Chetham’s at 50 – Stoller Hall’s New Season

Stoller Hall, Chetham’s School of Music’s terrific new chamber concert hall, has just announced its Autumn/Winter season. The season runs from September 2018 to February 2019, and includes the first events in two special series marking 50 years of Chetham’s role as a specialist music school, and the arrival in the same year of its … Continue reading →

Edward Records for Top British Composer

Edward Hyde, BBC Chorister of the Year 2016, is coming to the end of his career as a treble with Rochester Cathedral Choir but his last professional engagement is as impressive as all of his previous projects. Edward, a Music Scholar at King’s Rochester, was approached by British composer Rebecca Dale for her new release Materna … Continue reading →

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