Salisbury – New Dean, New Choristers!

  The Very Reverend Nicholas Papadopulos, Dean of Salisbury, admitted his first new choristers to Salisbury Cathedral Choir at Evensong on Sunday 16 September. Charlie Scammell and Benjamin Edger, who joined the choir as probationers in September 2017, were ‘bumped’ in time-honoured fashion along with Zeeshan Mahmud from Southsea, who only joined the choir at … Continue reading →

Rochester appoints new King’s Scholars

  Earlier this month, six new King’s Scholars were entered into the Foundation of Rochester Cathedral in a special cathedral service led by the Dean of Rochester. The choristers of Rochester Cathedral are educated at King’s Rochester Preparatory School. Some go on to receive scholarships into the Senior School. The good news is that for … Continue reading →

SCF 2018 – Outreach and a ‘deeply moving performance’

Our final Southern Cathedrals Festival report continues with The Festival Eucharist on Saturday 21 July – a very grand occasion, featuring Widor’s Mass or Two Choirs and Two Organs sung by the combined boy choristers and gentlemen of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals. The Preacher, the Very Reverend Mark Bonney, Dean of Ely, spoke eloquently … Continue reading →

Salisbury Girl Choristers Open SCF Festival

Salisbury’s girl choristers opened this year’s Southern Cathedrals Festival with Evensong on Wednesday 18 July. The service included two organ works and the anthem ‘He delivered the poor’ by CHH Parry, acknowledging the centenary of his death.  An afternoon concert the following day given by the combined boy choristers and gentlemen of all three cathedrals … Continue reading →

King’s Ely Junior Pupil Sings with National Youth Girls’ Choir

TALENTED King’s Ely Junior pupil Sophia Garrard is singing with the National Youth Girls’ Choir this summer. Sophia, 11, auditioned for the prestigious choir in October last year and was successful in securing a place on its summer programme, which is taking place at St Hild and St Bede College at Durham University. The highlight … Continue reading →

Southern Cathedrals Festival 2018 in Salisbury

The Southern Cathedrals Festival brings together the choirs and organists of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester for four days of concerts and services, rotating between the three cathedrals.  This year the festival from 18-21 July was hosted by Salisbury, and commemorated the centenary of the end of the first world war, with a theme of remembrance … Continue reading →

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 Smith … 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 →

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