Marcus Farnsworth to head Vocal & Choral at Chetham’s

Chetham’s School of Music, the UK’s largest specialist music school, has announced a new era for its Vocal and Choral programme. Young singers will now be able to join the School from Year 9, where previously they were asked to wait until Sixth Form; whilst both first study singers, and the School’s many choirs, will … Continue reading →

London youngsters sing in St John’s Chapel Cambridge!

Children who sing in the choirs of St John the Divine, Kennington had a great trip to Cambridge last week when they sang a joint evensong with the choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. The children can’t wait to return to Cambridge for their annual summer school when they will stay in the St John’s … Continue reading →

Gloucester Choristers in Berlin!

Gloucester Cathedral’s boy and girl choristers have just returned from a terrific few days in Berlin. They were part of a massed international choir performing with the Philharmonie as part of its Vocal Heroes Project. Nia Llewelyn Jones, the Cathedral’s Singing Development Leader says: “Not many children can say that they have sung on the … Continue reading →

Wells Choristers Enjoy Noah’s Ark!

Earlier this month Wells Cathedral choristers gave a fantastic performance of Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo to a capacity audience in the North Transept of Wells Cathedral, demonstrating the versatility and eclectic range of the choir and providing a real contrast to their usual choral repertoire. Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo was written … Continue reading →

Newly announced Heads of School win Ely Hoop Trundle 2019!

It was certainly an afternoon to remember for Sol Boon and Lottie Wilkinson, who were formally announced as being King’s Ely’s new Heads of School for 2019/20 before then going on to win the school’s annual Hoop Trundle. Crowds of students, staff, families, dignitaries and friends of King’s Ely gathered around the East Lawn of … Continue reading →

Family with trio of choristers!

For the first time in a decade, a trio of choristers from the same family is singing together in Wells Cathedral as part of the Wells Cathedral Choir. Siblings Cecilia, aged 14; Daniel, aged 11; and now Estella Fawden, aged 9, are all choristers at Wells Cathedral, and have the opportunity to sing with each … Continue reading →

Rave Reviews for new WinchesterTavener CD

Angels, Winchester Cathedral Choir’s latest CD reinforces the strong bond between the choir and Composer Sir John Tavener and the uplifting performances have received 5 star reviews. Conducted by Andrew Lumsden with George Castle at the organ, Choir and Organ reviewer, Philip Reed writes: “Sir John Tavener’s popularity continues, judging by the number of recordings … Continue reading →

2019 Celebrations at St Thomas Choir School, New York

The Saint Thomas Choir School officially opened on 3 March 1919. Last month the school enjoyed a very special Founders’ Day, celebrating the three individuals who were instrumental in starting the school: T Tertius Noble, director of music; Ernest Stires, the rector of Saint Thomas’s Church; and Charles Steele, the major benefactor who endowed the … Continue reading →

Liverpool hosts Cathedral Choristers of Britain in June

Some 100 singers, including choristers from nearly 40 cathedrals and other choral foundations across Britain, will perform live at Liverpool Cathedral on 13 June.  This is the second concert of its kind since The Cathedral Choristers of Britain was formed in 2016. Choristers performing in the first concert were dubbed at the time  as ‘the … Continue reading →

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 →

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