Norwich School’s Visor Factory

Here is the team outside Norwich School’s design workshop, which is currently being used to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment for front line staff. Staff from Norwich School have volunteered over the Easter holidays to help here and currently approximately 4,000 face shields have been produced. The visors have been sent to nursing homes, hospices, … Continue reading →

King’s Gloucester opens up as Community Kitchen

The kitchen at the King’s School in Gloucester has become a community kitchen for the Stroud-based charity, the Long Table, and last week cooked over 600 meals for NHS staff and vulnerable local groups in our community. The School, together with local partners Ben Creese County Butchers and school caterers Thomas Franks, has enabled the … Continue reading →

More from Choir of the Nation and Rodolfus Evensong!

St Paul’s Cathedral has announced its next virtual initiative to celebrate St George’s Day on 23 April. Meanwhile, work is under way for a virtual evensong under the baton of Ralph Allwood! The Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, David Ison, invites us all to take part. Here’s how! https://www.stpauls.co.uk/worship-music/worship/choir-of-the-nation-join-our-hymn-flash-mob Virtual Evensong with the Rodolfus Choir! … Continue reading →

Celebrating Easter ……..

Easter 2020 was celebrated with the finest music, prayer and thoughtful sermons. No Change then! But this time we could choose where we worshipped without leaving our homes. We could ‘step’ into cathedrals and schools across the land to share and enjoy a veritable feast of music and liturgy. Of course, much of this was … Continue reading →

‘O come let us sing to the Lord’

Congratulations to James Bibey from The Cathedral School, Llandaff and Benedict Braddock, a pupil at Dean Close School and a member of Tewkesbury Abbey’s Schola Cantorum. James took first prize in the David Willcocks Composition Competition 2019 while Benedict won the Junior category – for the second year running! We were delighted to learn from … Continue reading →

CSA welcomes Frideswide Voices as new members!

CSA is delighted to welcome Frideswide Voices as an associate member of the Association! The girls’ choir was recently adopted by Christ Church as part of the choral foundation of the College and Cathedral. Frideswide Voices was established in 2014 as the first college and cathedral choir in Oxford for girls aged 7-14. For the … Continue reading →

A Sad farewell to former KCS head David Briggs

Today (27 March) we remember David Briggs, former Headmaster of King’s College School, Cambridge, who has died aged 102. He was also a former chorister and choral scholar at King’s and is believed to have been the last surviving member of the choir that sang at the first broadcast Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols … Continue reading →

King’s School, Gloucester invests £2.4m in its 6th Form building

The King’s School in Gloucester has announced plans for an exciting £2.4 million re-development of its current Sixth Form building, transforming it into a 21st century for both students and the wider community to use. The Sixth Form building is Grade II* listed and dates back to the 13th century.  Although packed with historic features, … Continue reading →

Exciting Times for St Paul’s Cathedral School!

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, patron of the new boarding house for choristers at St Paul’s Cathedral School performed the topping out ceremony in February . Topping out is a tradition which goes back many centuries when the laying of the final beam in a building’s roof marked the reaching of the finished height. The … Continue reading →

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 →

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