The Chorister and The Racing Car!

A fun, informative chorister vocal health guide has just been published. Written by Anita Morrison specifically for children, and with its own supporting website, it aims to help these young singers take responsibility for looking after their voices. Anita, singing teacher to the choristers at the London Oratory Schola also teaches others at a number … Continue reading →

Outreach Coordinators Reunited!

CSA and The Friends of Cathedral Music(FCM) recently brought together representatives of a number of outreach singing projects linked to cathedrals. The day-long conference, hosted by Lichfield Cathedral School,  renewed some of the relationships and networking established when CSA’s Chorister Outreach Programme (COP) was part of  government-funded National Singing Programme known as Sing Up.  At … Continue reading →

NSSO Announce 2018 Courses

The National Schools Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) celebrates its 25th anniversary with its annual course for young musicians at Malvern College next July. The week-long residential course for talented young instrumentalists aged 9-19 offers intensive musical training alongside a fun social programme. Auditions are held at the applicant’s school and, once accepted, NSSO membership is assured … Continue reading →

Know a Child Who Loves Singing?

One of the great innovations of recent years is the event known as Be A Chorister for a Day. Click here to see if there is an event near you The idea was pioneered by Salisbury Cathedral and has been adopted  by many of our Cathedrals. It’s a ‘try before you buy day’ for children … Continue reading →

Happy 100th to Dr Francis Jackson!

Earlier this week Dr Francis Jackson celebrated his 100th birthday and Ed Jackson captured the moment when he opened his card from Her Majesty The Queen.  Later today York Minster is inviting the public along to a very special Evensong at 5.15pm and a reception in the North Transept at 6.15. All over the country … Continue reading →

Exeter Cathedral & its Choristers at Christmas

  An exhibition celebrating Exeter Cathedral and its choristers at Christmas opens on Tuesday 21st November until Friday 15th December.  Forty local artists have come together for the first time to showcase work that demonstrates their shared love and celebration of Exeter Cathedral. It has been organised by the Cathedral and the Matthew Locke Society, … Continue reading →

London Oratory’s Schola Off to USA

London Oratory School’s Schola Cantorum are heading across the Atlantic in October for a series of concerts in Boston, New York and Washington DC under the baton of their Director, Charles Cole. Shortly after their return they can be heard in concert at St James’s, Sussex Gardens, London W2. The programme, on Thursday 9 November … Continue reading →

Ely Students at Great British Sewing Bee Live!

TALENTED Fashion and Textiles students from King’s Ely have been invited to  exhibit their work at this year’s Great British Sewing Bee Live. Yet another example of the rich and diverse  talent in our choir schools! Around a dozen A Level Fashion and Textiles students will be showcasing their flamboyant garment designs and accessories at … Continue reading →

Portsmouth Trumpet Stop Christening

Portsmouth Cathedral Organ’s new ‘Trompete de Maris’  Stop will be played in concert for the first time on Friday 30 September during the Cathedral Patronal Festival. The ‘Trumpet of the Sea was designed by Nicholson & Co, and installed in the summer. The organ at Portsmouth Cathedral itself has an interesting story.  Originally designed by English … Continue reading →

Two Training Courses from SING UP Team

Sing Up are running two courses in October designed to benefit music teachers and choral leaders  in primary and secondary schools. Many of you may remember that CSA was very involved in the government’s national singing programme (known as Sing Up). We ran the Chorister Outreach Programme at 42 cathedral and choir school foundations. Improve … Continue reading →

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