BBC Chorister of the Year Winner 2021

‘Truly outstanding and flawless’ was Howard Goodall’s description of Ruby’s winning performance in this year’s BBC Young Chorister of the Year. Ruby, a chorister at Guildford Cathedral, was selected from a very tight field. Mila, a former pupil at Chetham’s and chorister at Manchester Cathedral, coming a very close second. Warm congratulations to them both … Continue reading →

Salisbury’s Chorister Bishop

At Evensong on Sunday 5 December, 12-year-old Isabel Moss from London was installed as the latest in a long line of Chorister Bishops at Salisbury Cathedral, temporarily taking over the role of bishop for the duration of the 45-minute service. During the service the Acting Bishop of Salisbury relinquished her staff, mitre and cope and stood aside whilst … Continue reading →

New Director of Music for Exeter Cathedral School

Russell Collins is to become Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral School from April 2022. He succeeds Julia Featherstone, who has been Acting Head of Music of the very lively music department. He joined ECS in September and brings an array of musical skills as a professional drummer, percussionist, pianist, saxophonist and musical director! Russell … Continue reading →

Chorister Composition Winners Announced!

We are delighted to announce the 2021 winners of the CSA Willcocks Composition Competition. Congratulations to Nicholas Howard, Deputy Head Chorister at Durham who has won the Junior Section and to Hugh Davies, a Music Scholar at King’s Rochester who submitted the winning entry in the 14-18 category. It is 40 years since the Association … Continue reading →

CSA Welcomes Durham School As Members!

Earlier this term The Chorister School, Durham merged with Durham School to become part of the Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation (DCSF). These two historic schools have a shared heritage stretching back over 600 years in the City of Durham and CSA is delighted to welcome Durham School as its latest member. The new Foundation has … Continue reading →

St Peter’s Remembrance Day Memorial

Pupils at St Peter’s School, York, have created a striking set of silhouettes to honour former pupils, known as Old Peterites, who have served across all Forces, as well as marking the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War. A competition to design a Remembrance Day Memorial for the school campus was launched in November 2020. … Continue reading →

Spectacular Concert marks Salisbury Girls’ 30th

Over 80 former girl choristers and current girl choristers, along with adult singers and the South Bank Sinfonia, performed a Gala Concert in front of around 900 people to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the girls’ choir on Saturday 9 October. Along with the solos sung by former choristers Camilla Harris and Amy Carson (the … Continue reading →

York Chorister Takes to Opera

Sam, a chorister at York Minster and pupil at St Peter’s School, York, took to the stage with the English Touring Opera earlier this month. He played Orgando in the English Touring Opera’s production of Handel’s Amadigi at Hexham Abbey. The performance was part of the English Touring Opera’s Autumn tour, which is visiting towns … Continue reading →

Not just a chorister ….. !

Exeter Cathedral School is celebrating success on the high seas as Rosalila, a Year 8 pupil and Cathedral Chorister, qualified for the British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships at Weymouth last month. She’s obviously a very busy girl as you will discover as you read on! Rosalila swapped the Choir Stalls for the water as … Continue reading →

The Choir of St John’s to welcome girls and women!

Girl choristers and women are to be admitted into The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge from September 2022. The decision means the choir will be unique in an Oxbridge college when it combines the voices of males and females in both adults and children. Founded in the 1670s, The Choir of St John’s is … Continue reading →

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