Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future

The CSA welcomed its members to Winchester for its 101st Annual Conference in May 2022. The Conference was two years in the making, as a result of the constraints of the pandemic. Originally scheduled for May 2020, and with the theme of ‘Working Together for Choristers’, much of the proposed content centred around safeguarding and … Continue reading →

Windsor students become first girl choristers in choir of St George’s Chapel

St George’s School Windsor Castle, a leading independent preparatory school, today announced that two of its female students have joined the choir of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, marking the first time girl choristers have been admitted to the choir in its 674-year history.  This follows the decision, announced by the Dean of Canons … Continue reading →

Three Choirs Festival Launches bold new Programme for Hereford 2022

The Three Choirs Festival has launched its programme for 2022, where audiences will enjoy choosing from over eighty events taking place in and around Hereford between 23 and 30 July.  With eight premieres and over fifty works from 43 living composers across an exhilarating range of styles, nationalities and generations, the festival continues to champion the best of today’s new music, as well as celebrations of enduring favourites.

A Day in the Life of a Cathedral Chorister

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a cathedral chorister studying at a choir school? King’s Gloucester has produced a short video that gives a student’s eye view of daily life at a leading choir school.

BBC Chorister of the Year Winner 2021

‘Truly outstanding and flawless’ was Howard Goodall’s description of Ruby’s winning performance in this year’s BBC Young Chorister of the Year. Ruby, a chorister at Guildford Cathedral, was selected from a very tight field. Mila, a former pupil at Chetham’s and chorister at Manchester Cathedral, coming a very close second. Warm congratulations to them both … Continue reading →

Salisbury’s Chorister Bishop

At Evensong on Sunday 5 December, 12-year-old Isabel Moss from London was installed as the latest in a long line of Chorister Bishops at Salisbury Cathedral, temporarily taking over the role of bishop for the duration of the 45-minute service. During the service the Acting Bishop of Salisbury relinquished her staff, mitre and cope and stood aside whilst … Continue reading →

New Director of Music for Exeter Cathedral School

Russell Collins is to become Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral School from April 2022. He succeeds Julia Featherstone, who has been Acting Head of Music of the very lively music department. He joined ECS in September and brings an array of musical skills as a professional drummer, percussionist, pianist, saxophonist and musical director! Russell … Continue reading →

Chorister Composition Winners Announced!

We are delighted to announce the 2021 winners of the CSA Willcocks Composition Competition. Congratulations to Nicholas Howard, Deputy Head Chorister at Durham who has won the Junior Section and to Hugh Davies, a Music Scholar at King’s Rochester who submitted the winning entry in the 14-18 category. It is 40 years since the Association … Continue reading →

CSA Welcomes Durham School As Members!

Earlier this term The Chorister School, Durham merged with Durham School to become part of the Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation (DCSF). These two historic schools have a shared heritage stretching back over 600 years in the City of Durham and CSA is delighted to welcome Durham School as its latest member. The new Foundation has … Continue reading →

St Peter’s Remembrance Day Memorial

Pupils at St Peter’s School, York, have created a striking set of silhouettes to honour former pupils, known as Old Peterites, who have served across all Forces, as well as marking the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War. A competition to design a Remembrance Day Memorial for the school campus was launched in November 2020. … Continue reading →

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