Exeter CS Cooks for the Community

Exeter Cathedral School and their catering partners, Thomas Franks, are providing breakfast to neighbour and local charity, St Petrock’s. Supporting the Thomas Franks Feeding Communities initiative, which aims to help eradicate food poverty, chef Adrian Kirby and the team at ECS have volunteered to provide 100 breakfasts a week. Working in the ECS kitchens, the … Continue reading →

ARCO Diploma for King’s Ely 6th former

Congratulations to King’s Ely Sixth Form student and Ely Cathedral Organ Scholar, Miriam Reveley, who has achieved her Associateship of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) diploma. Miriam, 17, says she is “delighted” to have been awarded the diploma, which is something very few organists achieve while still at school. Miriam, who joined King’s Ely … Continue reading →

Farewell Richard Shephard – CSA owes him so much

It is with great sadness CSA says farewell and thank you to Dr Richard Shephard MBE, who died after a long illness on 20 February, aged 71. He was an internationally renowned composer, but it is as a teacher and headmaster that he will be remembered best by the thousands of children he nurtured and … Continue reading →

New Head for Hereford Cathedral School

Congratulations to Dr Michael Gray, Director of Studies at Harrow School, who is to be the new Head of Hereford Cathedral School when Paul Smith steps down after 16 years this summer. Commenting on his appointment, Dr Gray said “I am both delighted and honoured to be appointed the next Headmaster of Hereford Cathedral School … Continue reading →

50% off boarding fees for Choristers at Wells!

Wells Cathedral School has announced that all cathedral choristers will be entitled to a 50% reduction on boarding fees. The places will be offered in a newly refurbished boarding house for children in Years 4 to 8, which will be opening in September 2021. Announcing the move, Head Master, Alastair Tighe said: “In these difficult … Continue reading →

ECS Once again Top of Class for home learning

Exeter Cathedral School has once again scored top marks for their innovative approach to home learning. The School’s sector-leading approach has been recognised by Microsoft and has been featured as a blog on how to deliver a balanced home learning programme as part of the Microsoft Education Industry Leaders series. The oldest school in Exeter … Continue reading →

A Digital Goodbye to the Dean of Hereford

Hereford Cathedral has bid a digital farewell to The Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford, after 19 years of leadership and ministry. Before that he was a much loved and respected Vicar of Tewkesbury Abbey and Precentor of Ely Cathedral. Throughout his incredible ministry he has been a wonderful advocate of choral music and … Continue reading →

Rodolfus Choral Courses 2021 Announced

“The Choral Courses change lives, open doors, reveal new horizons. Over the years they have become a pillar of our cultural life in Britain, with the wonder of music setting an example for us all.” John Rutter CBE The Rodolfus Foundation have announced six residential choral courses this Summer; four senior courses for 16-21 year olds … Continue reading →

Behind the Scenes with BBC Choristers 2020

Alice Patten was the youngest competitor to reach the girls’ semi-final of the 2020 BBC Young Chorister of the Year. Sadly she didn’t make it to the final this time but it’s good to hear her account about taking part. Alice, a chorister at Norwich Cathedral, tells us more about her trip up to Manchester … Continue reading →

BBC Crown for ex-Christ Church Chorister!

Many congratulations to former Christ Church Cathedral chorister, 14 year-old Alexander Olleson, who was crowned BBC Young Chorister of the Year in December. Well done also to Josie Sim, a Lichfield Cathedral chorister who was awarded the Highly Commended trophy. Applause too for the other finalists: Sebastian Carrington (Coventry Cathedral), Leah Radcliffe from Co Down, … Continue reading →

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