New Head for St Paul’s Cathedral School

Simon Larter-Evans, currently head of boarding, a housemaster and head of English and Drama at The Yehudi Menuhin School is to succeed Neil Chippington as Headmaster of St Paul’s Cathedral School in September when Neil moves to St John’s College Choir School in Cambridge.

Concert Triumph at St Pauls

Congratulations to all involved with last night’s Gala Concert to launch the Friends of Cathedral Music’s Diamond Fund for Choristers. A superb evening with a lovely variety of choral favourites sung by choristers from 60 cathedrals from all over the countryin St Paul’s Cathedral under the brilliant direction of Andrew Carwood.

Choristers Head for St Pauls

It’s 27th April and choristers from 60 cathedrals are rehearsing at St Paul’s Cathedral for a Gala Concert this evening to launch the Friends of Cathedral Music’s Diamond Fund for Choristers. The day started brilliantly with a Radio 4 Today interview with St Paul’s Director of Music, Andrew Carwood, who will be conducting. He was … Continue reading →

New Website for Britten’s Friday Afternoons

Friday Afternoons was conceived as part of the Centenary celebrations of Aldeburgh Music’s founder, the composer, Benjamin Britten, with the initial aim of encouraging children and young people to sing. Since 2013, there have been more than 80,000 participants, from all around the world. Aldeburgh Music is now committed to commissioning new songs on an … Continue reading →

Exeter Chorister wins Composition Competition

Warmest congratulations to 13 year-old Theo Collins from Exeter Cathedral School who is this year’s winner of the Sir David Willcocks Composition Competition. His introit “Sing a new song” will have its first outing when Portsmouth Cathedral Choir sings it at Evensong on Tuesday 3 May during CSA’s Annual Conference. Exeter Cathedral School headmaster, James … Continue reading →

Royal Visit for Durham’s 600 Years

HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex visited The Chorister School, Durham last week to help mark the school’s 600th anniversary. She visited an art class, where pupils were creating delicate, brightly-coloured glass leaves to adorn a commemorative tree, built especially for the anniversary. Every pupil will make a leaf, and the Countess also made one to … Continue reading →

Listen to Amelia

11 year-old Amelia is heading off to St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday, representing Newcastle Cathedral at a the Friends of Cathedral Music Gala Concert to launch its Diamond Fund for Choristers.

Alexander supports St Mary’s

There are exciting plans for St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh to relocate to the former Royal High School building in Edinburgh. Earlier this year 5 choristers went to meet former chorister Alexander Armstrong on stage during his dress rehearsal for a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Alexander, endorsing the move, said: “My love of singing … Continue reading →

Alexander Armstrong on Choristership

Alexander will be talking about his time as a chorister during the FCM’s Gala Concert on Wednesday, 27 April. Choristers from 60 choral foundations will be joining the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate choristership with the launch of the Diamond Fund for Choristers. Hurry!  Some tickets still available for an Evening with the Choristers … Continue reading →

Dr David Neville RIP

It is with great sadness we report that David passed away last Thursday following a short and sudden illness. David Neville was founding head of the hugely successful St John’s College in Cardiff. Since 1987 he worked tirelessly to make the school one of the most successful in Wales as well as holding the honorary … Continue reading →

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