King’s Ely Beethoven-athon Charity Fundraiser

MUSICIANS at King’s Ely celebrated the great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday in style – and raised funds for charity too! Dozens of students from Year 2 through to Year 13 took part in the King’s Ely Beethoven-athon – an action-packed day of non-stop musical performances of Beethoven to celebrate his milestone anniversary. … Continue reading →

A warm welcome to St Peter’s School, York!

We are delighted St Peter’s School in York was able to step in following the sad closure of The Minster School. The Minster’s boy and girl choristers have settled in quickly and are now back singing.  The connection between St Peter’s School and York Minster can be traced back to the year 627 AD, when the … Continue reading →

Merton College Girl Choristers Join CSA!

We are delighted to welcome Benjamin Nicholas, director of Merton College Girl Choristers, into CSA membership. Merton College may be several centuries old but its choir of girl choristers has been going for less than five years.  The College was the first in Oxford University to admit girls into its Choral Foundation. The 24 girls come … Continue reading →

Unlocking Musical Talent!

Two girl choristers from Wells Cathedral were finalists and prize winners in an international online singing competition, Unlock Your Talent, over the summer. Congratulations Beth and Belinda! Year 8 pupil Elizabeth Burdge entered the 12 to 18 category, singing Amarilli Mia Bella by Caccini; and Belinda Gifford-Guy in Year 5, the 6 to 11 category, … Continue reading →

Hats off to Hackney Summer Choral Course team!

Hackney Choral Summer Course 2020

The 2020 Hackney Summer Choral Course has come to a triumphant end! COVID-19 meant that finding participants and venues was particularly challenging this year but the team, led by St Paul’s Cathedral’s Tom Daggett, was determined the show would go on. 45 children from Hackney and as far afield as Liverpool, Spain and Canada joined in … Continue reading →

TASC Bairstow Triumph!

Warmest congratulations to members Of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, with Simon Bell and Carleton Etherington, on their latest recording being selected as Gramophone Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for July! Below is the terrific review it received. Bairstow ‘Our Father in the Heavens’ was released in April and includes lots of favourites, starting with Blessed city, heavenly … Continue reading →

Norwich School’s Visor Factory

Here is the team outside Norwich School’s design workshop, which is currently being used to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment for front line staff. Staff from Norwich School have volunteered over the Easter holidays to help here and currently approximately 4,000 face shields have been produced. The visors have been sent to nursing homes, hospices, … Continue reading →

King’s Gloucester opens up as Community Kitchen

The kitchen at the King’s School in Gloucester has become a community kitchen for the Stroud-based charity, the Long Table, and last week cooked over 600 meals for NHS staff and vulnerable local groups in our community. The School, together with local partners Ben Creese County Butchers and school caterers Thomas Franks, has enabled the … Continue reading →

More from Choir of the Nation and Rodolfus Evensong!

St Paul’s Cathedral has announced its next virtual initiative to celebrate St George’s Day on 23 April. Meanwhile, work is under way for a virtual evensong under the baton of Ralph Allwood! The Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, David Ison, invites us all to take part. Here’s how! https://www.stpauls.co.uk/worship-music/worship/choir-of-the-nation-join-our-hymn-flash-mob Virtual Evensong with the Rodolfus Choir! … Continue reading →

Celebrating Easter ……..

Easter 2020 was celebrated with the finest music, prayer and thoughtful sermons. No Change then! But this time we could choose where we worshipped without leaving our homes. We could ‘step’ into cathedrals and schools across the land to share and enjoy a veritable feast of music and liturgy. Of course, much of this was … Continue reading →

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