England’s Greatest Musical Legacy

BBC viewers are in for a treat this autumn when Lucy Worsley charts the story of ‘England’s greatest musical legacy’ – choral evensong. The programme is part of a series of new arts, music and drama commissions on BBC Four to mark the 500th anniversary of The Reformation. Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther The … Continue reading →

Northern Choristers’ Sports Day!

Choristers from several Northern choirs in membership of CSA will be heading to Durham on Wednesday 27 September to join forces for Choral Evensong in Durham Cathedral at 5.15 pm. But first they will be competing on the sports field. Boys and girls from St Martin’s Ampleforth College, Blackburn Cathedral, St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, … Continue reading →

Ian Wicks Heads to Durham

Congratulations to Ian Wicks, currently Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral School, who has been appointed as Headmaster of The Chorister School, Durham Cathedral.  Ian succeeds Yvette Day who is leaving to be Headmistress of King’s College School, Cambridge, starting her new position in January 2018. Whilst at Salisbury Cathedral School Ian has been Assistant … Continue reading →

Former Durham Head Remembered

It is with sadness we report that Commander Raymond Lawrence, Headmaster of The Chorister School from 1978-1994, died on 24 July, aged 87. His successor, Stephen Drew (1994-2002) writes: “The ongoing success of The Chorister School at Durham Cathedral owes a great deal to Ray Lawrence. In 1978 he became its first twentieth century headmaster not … Continue reading →