Northern Choir School Sports

Choristers from Ampleforth, Blackburn, Lincoln, Liverpool Metropolitan, Manchester, Newcastle, Southwell, Wolverhampton and York united Evensong in St Peter’s Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 20 May. Lots more photos here  

Ampleforth and Wolverhampton do battle

Choristers from Ampleforth and Wolverhampton were finalists in both football and rounders when nearly 200 choristers from CSA Northern Division schools competed against each other in Wolverhampton on 20 May. Ampleforth claimed victory in both competitions – well done! The very successful day was organised by Peter Morris, Director of Music at St Peter’s Collegiate … Continue reading →

Wolverhampton Here We Come!

Nearly 200 choristers from choir schools in CSA’s Northern Division are heading for Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy for their annual football and rounders tournament. Organiser Peter Morris, Director of Music at St Peter’s Collegiate Church, is delighted the football club have lent their facilities for Wednesday morning. In the afternoon the boys and girls will transfer … Continue reading →

Durham Flies Flag

A flag designed by three Durham Chorister School pupils is currently flying in Parliament Square and will also be on view for the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta celebrations at Runnymede on 15 June. 3000 guests, including Her Majesty The Queen, will be at the event organised by the National Trust and Surrey Council … Continue reading →

Hereford’s winning Cantabile Girls’ Choir

The 17-strong choir celebrate their victory with Michael Neaum (centre), Laurence John and Jo Williamson.

Hereford Girls win Songs of Praise title

Hereford Cathedral School’s Cantabile Girls’ Choir has won the BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year Competition 2015. The 17 girls, accompanied by fellow pupil Laurence John and Cantabile Director Jo Williamson, took the audience and judges at Nottingham’s Albert Hall by storm with their rendition of ‘The Skylark’. The lyrics were written … Continue reading →

Well done Dominic!

Dominic Stokes, a chorister at Westminster Abbey Choir School, is this year’s winner of the Sir David Willcocks/CSA Composition Competition. His introit was first heard at Evensong in Wells Cathedral during CSA’s annual conference. Dominic is pictured here with Wells Head Choristers Greg Wills and Madaleine Perring. Congratulations to the four runners-up: Theo Collins (Exeter Cathedral … Continue reading →

Congratulations Accord!

Accord, the acappella group of eight instrumentalists and singers, who entertained CSA so beautifully during the annual conference have been selected to perform at this summer’s Music for Youth festival in Birmingham. Four of the group were choristers at Wells Cathedral and two are currently in the National Youth Choir.

Hereford Mysteries Revealed

The mysteries of what lay beneath Hereford Cathedral Close are revealed in Death in the Close: A Medieval Mystery to be published on 20 May. Excavations revealed a possible Saxon Palace built near the cathedral between 850 and 950AD. After the cathedral was plundered and destroyed by fire in 1055, it was rebuilt and over … Continue reading →

Exeter Head moving to Purcell

Stephen Yeo headmaster of Exeter Cathedral School, will lead The Purcell School of Music from next January. CSA and Purcell are both part of the government Music and Dance Scheme (MDS) so we won’t be losing touch with him. Very many congratulations Stephen!

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