Sir David Willcocks – A Memorial Concert

Sir David Willcocks passed away at the grand old age of 95 in September and details of a Memorial Concert to be given by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge to honour his remarkable life and contribution to choral music, are now available. The Concert, conducted by Dr Stephen Cleobury, wlll take place in the Chapel on Sunday 22 … Continue reading →

Hereford Cathedral Events

Hereford Cathedral’s Calendar of Events for November and December is just published. Lots of wonderful services and events to enjoy in the run up to Christmas. From 1 November you can download the application form for your free ticket/s to the Festival of Lessons and Carols on 22/23 December. Who will be The Cathedral’s 2015 Boy Bishop? Find … Continue reading →

Two Canterbury Choristers in BBC Final!

Not one but two pupils from St Edmund’s School, Canterbury are in the final of BBC Radio 2’s Young Chorister of the Year 2015. Pictured below are Will Inscoe (Lower Fifth) and  Oliver Futcher (Form 7)  who will be singing at St Martin in the Fields Church in London tonight (12 October).  For Will, this is the second year in a row … Continue reading →

Edith Cavell Remembered

It will be 100 years on 12 October since Edith Cavell was executed in Belgium. She is being commemorated at Norwich Cathedral and in her home county of Norfolk this month. You still have time to hear BBC Choral Evensong broadcast from the Cathedral on 7 October. Sunday Worship (BBC Radio 4) will come from Norwich too … Continue reading →

Norwich Grant from FCM

Norwich Cathedral has been awarded a £30k endowment grant for its boy choristers. FCM Treasurer, Tim Rogerson, presented the cheque after Evensong on 22 September. Tim, centre, is pictured with (from left to right): David Burton, FCM Representative for the Norwich Diocese, Ashley Grote, Master of Music, The Very Revd Jane Hedges, Dean and The Revd … Continue reading →

Another Portsmouth Triumph!

Portsmouth Cathedral has a reputation for commissioning new music and Sunday 4 October saw the first performance of Will Todd’s Portsmouth Jazz Missa Brevis at the Cathedral’s Patronal Festival Service. Award winning British composer and jazz pianist Will Todd is perhaps best known for combining jazz and blues with traditional choral music. He has worked … Continue reading →

Iestyn Davies on Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones, now in his 26th year as Headmaster of St John’s College School, Cambridge, has announced his departure at the end of the school year. His has been an outstanding ‘reign’ during which the school has won many accolades including National Best Prep School and Best Prep School Head awards. One of our leading counter-tenors, … Continue reading →

Young Organist Entertains

David Bryson, an 11 year-old chorister at St John’s College School in Cambridge,  decided he wanted to be an organist when he was two, started the piano at four and organ lessons followed at six! As a student member of the Royal College of Organists he has already played many iconic instruments including St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster … Continue reading →