Ely Choristers Bring Cheer to Care Home Residents

“Carefully delivered music can provide significant benefits for older people, care staff and care settings, contributing to person-centred care. We recommend that regular participatory music programmes be considered essential for all UK care homes.” Live Music in Care November 2018 Live Music in Care is a new report published earlier this month supporting the A … Continue reading →

Salisbury Outreach Launch a Triumph!

Children from three Wiltshire primary schools made sure the roof was  raised at the first-ever concert for Salisbury Cathedral School’s newly founded Voices InSpire project today (Friday, 23 November). Voices InSpire  was offered to all local primary schools back at the end of June, and within hours of sending out the information all six places … Continue reading →

Chetham’s launches Fit to Perform Health Programme

Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester launched Fit to Perform to support its young musicians’ physical and mental well-being in September. “A professional musician is like a high-performance athlete”, says Sergio Martínez, a doctor and former pianist specialising in musicians’ injuries in Guatemala. For performers with packed schedules of practice and performance, and particularly for … Continue reading →

Salisbury Cathedral School Announces New Scholarships

Salisbury Cathedral School is introducing a brand new set of scholarships for children entering the school in September 2019.  They will be awarded on the basis of excellence in various disciplines across different areas of school life – academic, music and sport.  Children will hold the awards for the duration of their time at the … Continue reading →

Reigate St Mary’s Remembers Choristers lost in the World Wars

200 pupils of Reigate St Mary’s commemorated the loss of Godfrey Searle choristers in both world wars at the Garden of Remembrance within the school’s grounds. The school archives contain poignant letters received from choristers on the front line. In 1898, Godfrey Searle, then a young stockbroker and son of a former Mayor of Reigate, … Continue reading →

Watch out for these young composers!

CSA is delighted to announce the results of its Centenary Composition Competition 2018. We have three winners! Many congratulations to Benedict Braddock and Harry L’Estrange who are joint winners of the Under 14 Age Group. Benedict, 11, is a pupil at Dean Close Preparatory School, Cheltenham and a chorister in Tewkesbury Abbey’s Schola Cantorum. 10 … Continue reading →

Pupil’s ‘First Class’ connection with WW1

  Martha Pill, 5, who attends Exeter Cathedral School, is proud to unveil her family’s first-class connection with World War One, through a set of commemorative postage stamps. To commemorate the signing of the Armistice treaty on 11th November 1918, Jersey Post collated historical photographs of local people who had significantly contributed to the war … Continue reading →

Cassian is BBC Radio 2 Chorister of the Year!

Dean Close pupil and member of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, Cassian Pichler-Roca, aged 12, was announced winner of the boys’ category of the  BBC Radio Two’s Young Choristers of the Year, 2018 on 30 October.  Cassian made it through two rounds of recorded auditions to the finals alongside three other young singers from school, church … Continue reading →

CSA Centenary and 3 Choirs 2019

With a very successful Three Choirs Festival 2018 in Hereford under its belt, the festival team is turning its thoughts towards Gloucester 2019! The next issue of The Festival’s quarterly magazine Spotlight will include a piece by Clare Stevens reminding everyone CSA is still celebrating its Centenary! The choir schools involved with Three Choirs all date … Continue reading →

Ex Rochester Chorister Sings at WNO World Premiere

  Debut album ‘Materna Requiem’ by Rebecca Dale received its world premiere at The North Wales International Music Festival, held in St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday 22nd September. Edward Hyde was invited by the prestigious Welsh National Opera to sing as the treble soloist in an outstanding performance. Edward was BBC Radio 2’s Chorister of … Continue reading →

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