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 →

King’s School Gloucester celebrates 50 years of girls

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO attended a special service at the King’s School yesterday to celebrate 50 years of teaching both boys and girls. A special commemorative service was held in The Cathedral. The Duke was welcomed by Mr David Morton, Headmaster and Mrs Anne Haas, Head of Junior School and … Continue reading →

Celebrating Choral Partnership Initiatives

Singing teachers involved in a wide variety of choral partnerships with local schools got together in June for a great training session. Very engaging speakers left them buzzing, full of new ideas and looking forward to the new academic year now underway! As CSA Chairman, Neil Chippington says: “CSA is proud of the many programmes … Continue reading →

Truro School Joins CSA

CSA is delighted to welcome Truro School as its latest full member. From this September it will be educating all 18 boy choristers and the 18 girl choristers who sing alongside the 12 adult professional singers in Truro Cathedral. The school, with 1037 pupils from pre-prep to sixth form, is the largest coeducational independent school … Continue reading →

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