Salisbury Girl Choristers Open SCF Festival

Salisbury’s girl choristers opened this year’s Southern Cathedrals Festival with Evensong on Wednesday 18 July. The service included two organ works and the anthem ‘He delivered the poor’ by CHH Parry, acknowledging the centenary of his death.  An afternoon concert the following day given by the combined boy choristers and gentlemen of all three cathedrals … Continue reading →

King’s Ely Junior Pupil Sings with National Youth Girls’ Choir

TALENTED King’s Ely Junior pupil Sophia Garrard is singing with the National Youth Girls’ Choir this summer. Sophia, 11, auditioned for the prestigious choir in October last year and was successful in securing a place on its summer programme, which is taking place at St Hild and St Bede College at Durham University. The highlight … Continue reading →

Southern Cathedrals Festival 2018 in Salisbury

The Southern Cathedrals Festival brings together the choirs and organists of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester for four days of concerts and services, rotating between the three cathedrals.  This year the festival from 18-21 July was hosted by Salisbury, and commemorated the centenary of the end of the first world war, with a theme of remembrance … Continue reading →

Portsmouth Deputy to Head King’s Rochester

Many congratulations to Ben Charles, Second Master of Portsmouth Grammar School, on his appointment as the new Principal of King’s Rochester and Headmaster of the Senior School. Ben follows Jeremy Walker who is moving to be Head Master of St Peter’s School, York.  Jeremy will be leaving King’s in December so Roger Overend, who is … Continue reading →

Hereford Girls’ Choir Voted Childrens’ Choir of the World

Many congratulations to Cantabile Girls’ Choir of Hereford Cathedral School on becoming the first English choir to be voted Children’s Choir of the World at this year’s International Musical Eisteddfod Festival in Llangollen. They beat off stiff competition from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and mainland Europe to share first place with the … Continue reading →

CSA Centenary Celebrations – For the Record!

As the summer holidays start and choristers head off for a well-deserved rest, we can look back on quite a term with the launch of CSA’s Centenary celebrations, a Royal Wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle AND an invitation to Hereford Cathedral Choir to sing at a Papal Mass in Rome!   Chairman Paul Smith … Continue reading →