Choir Schools Assocation

Cathedral choristers play a major part in marking Armistice Day. The Rolls of Honour, recording thousands of choristers and their peers who served in the First World War, have been revisited in cathedrals and choir schools every year since 1918.

Preparations for services of remembrance, performances and wonderful installations are taking place in cathedrals throughout the land.  This year is particularly special and CSA is so proud to be a partner in The Royal British Legion's Thank You movement.

Choir schools have created a variety of ways to say Thank You including Hereford Cathedral Junior School which launched its own special Remembrance project earlier this term. Pupils decorated rocks with their own poppy motif and attributed each to one of the 435 former pupils of Hereford Cathedral School who fought in the First World War.

Pupils and staff distributed the rocks around the county in the hope they would be found and returned to the school. This wonderful project has seen a steady flow of rocks ‘coming home’ and has clearly helped pupils understand the importance of remembering those who served and those who continue to do so today.

CSA also held a Centenary Composition Competition to remember the many choristers and choir school staff who served and sacrificed in the First World War. Find out who the three young winning composers are on the CSA website.

Choir school pupils are returning from half term so there will be lots of rehearsals and performances in the coming days for all the local and national Remembrance Day commemorations taking place in November. Without doubt there will be something for you to get involved in at a cathedral or choir school nearby - a fitting way to help you mark the anniversary of the First World War.