New Head Enjoying Exeter

James Featherstone, nearing the end of his first term as Headmaster of Exeter Cathedral School, says: “I’m struck by the strong sense of community and purpose at ECS, and it is clear that this is a very special environment and a place where people come first. The music-making here is first-class and the opportunity to … Continue reading →

New Head for Chetham’s

Alun Jones is to succeed Claire Moreland as Head of Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester in September. Claire is retiring after 17 years’ exceptional service to the school. Mr Jones, Head of St Gabriel’s School, Newbury since 2001, is the current President of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA). He is a former choral scholar, … Continue reading →

London Oratory Schola Abroad

The boys of the Schola will join the world-famous Tölzer Knabenchor in the third annual Knabenchor Festival in Bad Tölz, Bavaria from 1-3 April. After the festival they will continue on to Venice to sing Mass at St Mark’s on Tuesday 5 April at 6.45p and then give a concert at San Salvador the next … Continue reading →

Durham Celebrations Update

The Chorister School’s 600th Anniversary celebrations will take place on Saturday 18 June. Terry Waite will preach at a Festival Service, sung by the Cathedral Choristers, The Galilee Choir and the Gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir, in Durham Cathedral at 2.00pm. Philip Stopford has been commissioned to write a new anthem for the combined choirs, organ, … Continue reading →

21st Century tech on Palace Roof

Salisbury Cathedral School now has a weather station on the roof of the 13th Century Palace it calls home! The school’s eco-group have been allowed rare access to the roof to help install the new technology to monitor extreme weather events. The live weather data will also be used by pupils in Geography lessons and will be … Continue reading →

New Head for Llandaff Cathedral School

Mrs Clare Sherwood, currently Deputy Head (Academic) at Blundell’s School in Devon is to be the new Head of Llandaff Cathedral School when Stephen Morris becomes Principal of St Edward’s College, Liverpool in September. Clare is a historian and was a pupil at Hereford Cathedral School (as was Stephen!) where her father, Dr Howard Tomlinson was … Continue reading →

Hereford Ex-Chorister News

Countertenor David Hurley leaves the King’s Singers this summer after 26 years and will be replaced by another ex-chorister, Patrick Dunachie, a former pupil at Hereford Cathedral School. Patrick was a choral scholar at King’s Cambridge and graduated with a double first. In the news too is Patrick’s older brother Liam who is a very successful pianist. He read music at Trinity … Continue reading →