Gloucester Chorister Kirstie’s Fundraising Walk

Congratulations to Year 7 pupil Kirstie, a Gloucester Cathedral Chorister and pupil at The King’s School, who has raised over £500 for the Dornakal English Medium Diocesan School after completing a 26 mile sponsored walk with her parents in August. The family decided to walk the Clarendon Way from Salisbury Cathedral to Winchester Cathedral as … Continue reading →

An Exciting Future for St Mary’s Edinburgh

Superb news just in from Scotland as plans for the restoration of Edinburgh’s Old Royal High School on Regent Road as a world-class centre for music education and public performance are revealed. The site will be the new home for St Mary’s Music School that has long been envisaged, and the updated proposal brings together … Continue reading →

CSA Welcomes new Chairman

CSA is delighted to welcome Clive Marriott, Head Master of Salisbury Cathedral School as its new Chairman. He succeeded Neil Chippington, Headmaster of St John’s College School, Cambridge on 1 September. The Association offers heartfelt thanks to Neil for steering us so well over the last three years and through the pandemic. Clive’s new role … Continue reading →

2021 Worcester 3 Choirs Given Green Light

Following months of uncertainty surrounding government regulations regarding singing, the organisers of the Three Choirs Festival are delighted to announce the festival will take place in Worcester from Saturday 24 July – 1 August. following the easing of COVID restrictions today (19 July). Its large-scale choral concerts involving the Three Choirs Festival Chorus, including Elgar’s … Continue reading →

Be part of CSA’s next chapter!

The Choir Schools’ Association is looking for a General Secretary – a very exciting new post to support & promote UK choir schools and choristers! The Association’s Administrator and Information Officer are retiring soon and the CSA Committee is planning to combine the two roles. This will create a terrific part time job for someone … Continue reading →

Children of the World United!

As G7 leaders converged on Cornwall in June, well over 1,300 children across 14 timezones met to sing on a Sing2G7 Mega Zoom led by Truro Cathedral’s choristers, singing together Gee Seven, the song written specially for the project by Sir Tim Rice. Beaming out from Truro Cathedral the young singers included those in Toronto … Continue reading →

The Prebendal School becomes an ‘Alpha School’

The Prebendal School in Chichester has joined the Alpha Schools Group, a leading education group with another sixteen independent schools across the country under its wing. The Very Reverend Stephen Waine, Chair of Governors at The Prebendal explains: “As we approach the 900th Anniversary of our school, the Governors are delighted to have secured an … Continue reading →

Equal Benefits for Ely Choristers

CHORISTERSHIP at Ely Cathedral is evolving to allow equal opportunities for boys and girls – and to enable more children and young people with a love of singing to get involved. King’s Ely has educated the choristers of Ely Cathedral for over 1,000 years and joining the Cathedral Choir continues to be a popular choice … Continue reading →

Girl Choristers to join Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum

Dean Close Preparatory School, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Abbey have announced a historic change to their chorister programme. From September 2021, chorister places in Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum will, for the first time, be open to both young girls as well as boys. This exciting step presents an equal opportunity for young boys and girls of … Continue reading →

St George’s Spreads its Wings

St George’s School Windsor Castle is the first standalone UK Preparatory School planning to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. It will offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to its 3-13 year old pupils – joining a movement designed to ‘encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.’ St George’s … Continue reading →

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