Raphael Sings to the World

The whole world heard 13 year-old Raphael Janssens sing the opening solo of the rugby anthem A World in Union at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup 2015 at Twickenham on Friday night. Raphael, who was deputy head chorister at Rochester Cathedral and a pupil at King’s School, Rochester, then handed over to Laura Wright. … Continue reading →

Wells’ girls are ‘Editor’s Choice’

The Song of the Stars, recorded by Wells Cathedral School Choralia, conducted by Christopher Finch, is one of Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings in this month’s Gramophone magazine. He says: “High praise for high voices are due to the girls of Wells Cathedral, one of the UK’s leading champions of choral music and … Continue reading →

Sir David Willcocks

The choral world has lost one of it’s greatest with the passing of Sir David Willcocks on Thursday 17 September. The tributes have been many and put on record what a remarkable man he was. He was a chorister at Westminster Abbey and Director of Music at Salisbury and Worcester Cathedrals before moving to King’s College, Cambridge … Continue reading →

Farewell John Scott

Following the very sad loss of John Scott in August, there will be a Solemn Funeral Liturgy for him at St Thomas’ Church in New York on Saturday 12 September at 11am. John was one of the finest church musicians of his generation and will be badly missed. http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/calendar/events/worship/15180/solemn-funeral-liturgy-for-john-scott

Chorister Recruitment Dates

Each year cathedral choirs need new choristers. We have just added some more dates for forthcoming voice trials and chorister recruitment events. Find out about open days in Norwich, London and Winchester along with other forthcoming diary dates.

Welcome to CSA!

Just a few changes at the helm this term: we welcomed Matthew Jelley to St Edmund’s School, Canterbury in an earlier post. Also new to CSA are: Paddy Moss who is now leading Dean Close Preparatory School which educates the choristers for Tewksbury Abbey and Mark Wallace has succeeded Clive Rickart at Lincoln Minster School. We … Continue reading →

New Term Starts

As choir schools return from the summer break Tim Cannell, CSA Chairman starts his second year in post and Paul Smith, Headmaster of Hereford Cathedral School is now Chairman-elect. Roger Overend has stood down as Vice-Chairman and we are hugely grateful for all the work he has done for the Association – thank you Roger!