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 →

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 →

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