Paul Trepte Steps Down as Ely Cathedral Director of Music

This weekend marks Paul Trepte’s retirement after nearly 30 years as Organist and Director of Music at Ely Cathedral.  Paul studied with Donald Hunt, Herbert Howells and Nicholas Danby. After an organ scholarship at New College, Oxford, he became Assistant Organist at Worcester Cathedral. He moved to St. Mary’s, Warwick before becoming Director of Music … Continue reading →

Exeter Cathedral School Pupils Welcome The Gruffalo!

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Pupils at Exeter Cathedral School were delighted to welcome the Gruffalo to unveil their new Pre-Prep Library and to give him a tour of their garden last term!  Nursery and Pre-Prep pupils (aged 3 to 7) have been looking forward to their new library for several weeks. On the day of the opening, the children … Continue reading →

The Sixteen Celebrates 40th Birthday!

The Sixteen marks its 40th anniversary with the return of its annual and much-loved Choral Pilgrimage.  Under the baton of Harry Christophers, this year’s programme, entitled ‘An Enduring Voice’, spans choral works over six centuries.  It captures music past and present, highlighting the choir’s choral journey over the last four decades. The Sixteen has long … Continue reading →

Three Choirs Festival Gloucester 2019 Programme Announced

The celebrated Three Choirs Festival has revealed its full programme for this year’s festival, which takes place in and around Gloucester from 26 July – 3 August 2019. The spectacular large-scale choral concerts at the heart of the festival are complemented by a wide range of chamber recitals, talks, exhibitions and family events. Full details … Continue reading →

Prebendal School Choral Day Triumph!

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A packed Chichester Cathedral hosted a highly impressive performance of Noye’s Fludde on 16 March along with the annual Choral Day concert by pupils at The Prebendal School.  The ambitious production included 80 pupils wearing animal masks, a team of child vocal soloists, a string quintet, two professional opera singers, a team of trumpeters playing … Continue reading →

Llandaff Students Launch Inaugural STEM Society Night

World-leading scientist, Professor Robert Winston inspired an audience of more than 200 people at Llandaff Cathedral School’s inaugural STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Society Night recently. Hosted at Cardiff University, the event, organised solely by Cathedral School Sixth Form students also included insights into life on Mars from NASA Mission Scientist, Dr Anna Horleston … Continue reading →

Winchester’s Inaugural Pancake Race!

The Inaugural Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race, organised by Winchester Rotary and hosted by Winchester Cathedral, will take  place tomorrow (5 March) from 12 until 2.00pm. 20 teams, tossing pancakes for glory, in Winchester Cathedral’s Outer Close, include clergy, choristers, councillors, charities, and mayors in full regalia. They will be competing for two specially designed 3D … Continue reading →

2019 Choral Courses Celebrate 40 Years!

The Choral Courses for young singers aged 8-21 start their 40th year of wonderful music-making in April.  This is the first year all the Courses have been run by the Rodolfus Foundation, uniting the Junior Choral Courses, Choral Courses and Rodolfus Choir under one umbrella. Over the last four decades a staggering 10,000 boys and girls … Continue reading →

Lichfield wins Prestigious TES Award 2019

Many congratulations to Lichfield Cathedral School on their independent-state school partnership award at the prestigious Tes Independent School Awards 2019! For more than a decade, Music Share Programme (Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield Cathedral School) has brought the joy of singing to children through dozens of school partnerships.  Since the programme joined the North-West Midlands Music Education … Continue reading →

Winchester Choral Workshop for Boys in Year 3

Andrew Lumsden, Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral, and Anna Leyland, Vocal Coach, will lead a free workshop for boys in Year 3 who are thinking about auditioning to become a chorister. This is fixed for Saturday 2 February at 11 am so you need to get in touch soon to book a place! The … Continue reading →

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