Sporting Winners!

Congratulations to choristers from St Martin’s Ampleforth for their victories at the annual CSA Sports and Choral Evensong event recently. For the third year in succession the Girls’ Choir Rounders Team and the Boys’ Choir Football Team were the winners at this year’s competition hosted by Lincoln Minster School. After the sporting events the combined … Continue reading →

David Flood is new COA President

Dr David Flood, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Canterbury Cathedral since 1988, became President of the Cathedral Organists’ Association earlier this month. He succeeded Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, and will hold the post for three years. David was Assistant Organist at Canterbury before moving to Lincoln in 1986. He received an … Continue reading →

WACKy Racers raise £7k!

Chorister mum Roxanna Panufnik and friends have just cycled 26.5 miles from Windsor to Westminster Abbey to raise money for the FCM’s Diamond Fund for Choristers! So far their total is £7k but it’s not too late to contribute at Well done the WACKy team!

Choir Schools and Outreach

More than 85% of CSA members are doing outreach work to promote the creative arts in their communities. It’s five years since the government’s National Singing Programme (Sing Up) finished, but the majority of Chorister Outreach Programmes (COP) are still in place. Most run programmes to promote singing in primary schools but many also include … Continue reading →

Exeter Chorister is 2016 ‘Composer’

12 year-old Theo Collins, a pupil at Exeter Cathedral School and a chorister at the Cathedral, is the 2016 winner of CSA’s David Willcocks Composition Competition for choristers. Theo and his parents enjoyed a trip to Portsmouth to hear his introit ‘Sing a New Song’ performed for the first time by Portsmouth Cathedral Choir at … Continue reading →