The Choir Schools Association 1918-2018

The Choir Schools’ Association launched its Centenary Celebrations in early May with a memorable Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. Joining the St Paul’s Choir were choristers from Westminster Abbey and King’s College, Cambridge representing the three founding schools and the girl choristers and six lay clerks from Salisbury Cathedral.

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Read about our first century  Some Key Events in CSAs History

2018

The CSA Centenary Evensong took place at St Paul’s Cathedral with choir representing three founding schools and girl choristers from Salisbury

2015

The CSA organises the first national conference on safeguarding

2008

Chorister Outreach Project (COP) funded through the National Singing Programme (Sing Up). By 2011 more than forty programmes established to boost singing in primary schools and run junior choirs.

1999

The Truro Outreach Scheme is initiated with government support, taking choristers into local primary schools

1991

Conservative government provides funding through the Music and Ballet (now Dance) Scheme to support needy chorister parents

1970s

First edition of Choir Schools’ Review (later Choir Schools’ Today) is published. Roman Catholic Foundations join the Association

1974

Labour wins General Election but are persuaded of the immense contribution that the British choral tradition makes to the Nation.

1973

Labour Minister warns IAPS heads that a future Labour government will implement a ‘death sentence’

1942

All early records of the CSA are destroyed or lost during the 2nd World War

1919

All heads of Anglican foundations invited to attend the first meeting of the newly formed Choir Schools’ Association

1918

Three choir school heads meet to discuss threat of proposed legislation that could forbid the employment of chorister age children

 

For a Who Was Who in the CSA world see CSA’s Honorary Members