A Sad farewell to former KCS head David Briggs

Today (27 March) we remember David Briggs, former Headmaster of King’s College School, Cambridge, who has died aged 102. He was also a former chorister and choral scholar at King’s and is believed to have been the last surviving member of the choir that sang at the first broadcast Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols … Continue reading →

King’s School, Gloucester invests £2.4m in its 6th Form building

The King’s School in Gloucester has announced plans for an exciting £2.4 million re-development of its current Sixth Form building, transforming it into a 21st century for both students and the wider community to use. The Sixth Form building is Grade II* listed and dates back to the 13th century.  Although packed with historic features, … Continue reading →

Exciting Times for St Paul’s Cathedral School!

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, patron of the new boarding house for choristers at St Paul’s Cathedral School performed the topping out ceremony in February . Topping out is a tradition which goes back many centuries when the laying of the final beam in a building’s roof marked the reaching of the finished height. The … Continue reading →

A Fond Farewell to Sir Stephen

Earlier this year, seven pupils from King’s College School gave an Organ Recital in King’s College Chapel.  It was a very special occasion for the boys and those of us privileged enough to attend. They dedicated this brilliant recital to their retiring Director of Music, Sir Stephen Cleobury  “to express their thanks and gratitude to … Continue reading →

Landmark Plans for Girl Choristers at Gloucester

Gloucester Cathedral and The King’s School, Gloucester are set to make history by offering choral scholarships to girls for the first time. For 478 years boy choristers have been educated exclusively at King’s, with each boy receiving a choral scholarship towards their school fees. This development is a significant step in the Cathedral’s rich choral … Continue reading →

Congratulations Cameron on your First Engagement!

We are delighted to report that Cameron Lewis, current holder of The Sir David Willcocks Organ Award is doing very well and thoroughly enjoying playing the organ. He has recently been engaged by a local church which previously did not have an organist, which is terrific news! Cameron, who is a pupil at The Cathedral … Continue reading →

Rochester Cathedral Introduce Mixed Treble Line

Historic changes to Rochester Cathedral Choir will widen access to many more musically talented local youngsters. In an exciting new development, more places for musically talented boys and girls aged between eight and 13 will be on offer in Rochester Cathedral Choir. From September 2020, a mixed treble line with equality for boys and girls … Continue reading →

Fabulous Opportunities for Aspiring Organists!

Oundle for Organists (OfO) has been inspiring and encouraging young organists for more than 30 years and they have just announced more fabulous opportunities for 2020. So, if you’ve never played the organ before or are looking for more intensive training next summer, then here’s your chance! Aimed at beginner organists, Pulling Out The Stops … Continue reading →

CCCS Oxford – an appetite for singing!

For the first time in almost thirty years, three Christ Church Cathedral School choirs on Sunday 3 November were singing simultaneously in three Oxford college chapels. Twelve CCCS boys who are newly appointed as choristers at Pembroke College sang music by Elgar and Walmisley at their inaugural evensong at the college last night. Pembroke’s decision to recruit … Continue reading →

Girls glimpse life as an Ely Cathedral Chorister

More than a dozen girls from across the region – and some from further afield – attended ‘Be a Girl Chorister for a Day’, an annual event organised by King’s Ely and Ely Cathedral to enable girls aged 9 to 13, and from all walks of life, the chance to see what it is like … Continue reading →

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