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 →

Children’s voices at the heart of Cornwall’s G7 Summit

A new song, Gee Seven,with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice and music by Peter Hobbs, has been released as part of a YouTube video and features Truro Cathedral choristers.  The song is at the heart of an ambitious Cornish grassroots programme for children, Sing2G7,which aims to put children’s voices at the heart of the 2021 G7 Summit, which will … Continue reading →

Former Choir School Head Jumps for Charity!

Many congratulations to Nick Robinson, former Headmaster of King’s College School, Cambridge for having the courage to throw himself out of a plane at 10,000 feet for charity. He has already met his target of £2.5k for a new charity called Sibling Support but there is still time to donate! Nick says: “Following my retirement … Continue reading →

Alexander Armstrong to be Ambassador for Cathedral Music Trust

The Cathedral Music Trust has announced the appointment of Alexander Armstrong as its Ambassador. In this role, Alexander will promote the Trust’s work, sustaining and developing this invaluable part of the country’s cultural heritage, and nurturing the next diverse generation of fine cathedral musicians. A presenter, comedian and actor, Alexander has a strong background in cathedral music. … Continue reading →

Former Chorister Cycles for RBLI

Archie Caithness, a Sixth Form student at King’s Rochester is joining cyclists from across the UK for the RBLI Ride with a Veteran 2021. Archie, 18 and a former chorister at Rochester Cathedral, will be cycling 150 miles from Aylesford, Kent to the Cyclists Memorial in Meridian, West Midlands in July. A journey that will … Continue reading →

RIP Your Royal Highness

The Nation was privileged to join Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family to say farewell to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He had planned his funeral immaculately and it was executed so beautifully by the team at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Cathedrals up and down the land have held … Continue reading →

Worcester hosts Three Choirs Festival 21

The Three Choirs Festival returns to Worcester this summer, from Saturday 24 July to Sunday 1 August, with an exciting programme of choral and orchestral concerts, recitals, talks, family events, cathedral services, theatre, exhibitions and more. This year’s festival, which incorporates the themes of journeying, exploration and looking to the future, will be the first … Continue reading →

Exeter Chorister Pedals for Parkinson’s

Exeter Cathedral School pupil, Jonny cycled 150 miles around Devon during his Easter holiday to raise awareness and funds for the neurological charity Parkinson’s UK. Already he raised far more than his £100 target – well done, Jonny! Jonny, who is in Year 7 at ECS and a chorister at Exeter Cathedral, got a new … Continue reading →

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