The Chorister School to merge with Durham School

The Chorister School, Durham is to merge with Durham School and operate under one single Foundation, to be known as the Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation, from September 2021. The move unites two historic schools which have a shared heritage stretching back over 600 years in the City of Durham. The new Foundation will remain the … Continue reading →

Canterbury Chorister wins Willcocks Organ Award

15 year-old Becky-Ellice Creighton, a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, is the Sir David Willcocks Organ Award Scholar for 2020-22. Becky-Ellice, a Year 11 pupil at Highworth Grammar School, Ashford, will study with Dr David Newsholme, Director of the Girls’ Choir and Assistant Organist. Becky-Ellice is the fifth holder of the award which is administered by … Continue reading →

Awards for Salisbury Cathedral’s David Halls

This week Salisbury Cathedral’s Director of Music, David Halls, has been in the limelight winning two notable awards for his music. He was awarded the Pride of Wiltshire Award for his services to music in the county during an online Awards Evening on Friday, 31 October. He also took second prize in the prestigious Royal College … Continue reading →

New Head Appointed for St Thomas Choir School NY

Christopher Seeley has been appointed the 14th Head of St Thomas Choir School in New York from Summer 2021. He succeeds The Rev Charles Wallace, a regular CSA Conference attendee, who has returned to work in a parish. Christopher has been Assistant Head and Director of Academics at Church Farm School in Pennsylvania since 2013. … Continue reading →

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 →

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