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2017

On Sunday 6 August the Schola trebles sang in the BBC Proms, singing in a concert performance of Mussorgsky's opera Khovanshchina, alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers, the Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Tiffin Boys Choir, conducted by Semon Bychkov. 

During July 25 boys from the Schola appeared in the Royal Opera's spectacular production of Puccini's Turandot. You can watch this production on YouTube HERE. 

On Saturday 17 June the Schola trebles gave the first performance of a new set of Friday Afternoon songs composed by Luke Styles at Snape Maltings as part of the Aldeburgh Festival.  The day before they spent time at the Red House, the former home of Benjamin Britten, where they sang in the library and also recorded some pieces with harpist Olivia Jageurs as part of her 15secondharp project. 

On Saturday 10 June the Schola trebles sang a recital for The Campaign for the Traditional Cathedral Choir at St Botolphs-without-Bishopsgate in the City of London. 

On Tuesday 28 March the Schola sang Evensong at Westminster Abbey. The choir sang music by Noble and Purcell. 

On Tuesday 14 March the Schola sang a concert with His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts at The Temple Church as part of the Temple Church Music Foundation Concert Series. The concert, entitled Festa Veneziana, was a programme of Venetian polychoral music, for which the choir were joined by tenors Nicholas Mulroy and Peter Davoren.

 

On February 4 the Schola traveled to Liverpool for the weekend. On Saturday 4 February the choir sang a concert at the Dome of Home, New Brighton and the following day sang for High Mass and Vespers at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

On Thursday 26 January the Schola sang a concert for Aid to the Church in Need. The concert was held at St Peter's, Eaton Square and the programme was Dupré Quatre Motets, Walton's The Twelve and the setting of the Requiem by Duruflé. 

2016

The Vaughan Carol Service was held at Our Lady of Victories Church, Kensington High Street on Tuesday 20 December. The music included the first performance of a new carol by Ben Parry, director of the National Youth Choir.There are photos of this event in the Gallery on this website.

Throughout the Michaelmas Term seventeen boys from the Schola sang in English National Opera's production of Tosca

On Tuesday 6 December the Schola, joined by early music ensemble Spiritato!, gave a performance of Handel's Messiah. The concert was held at St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico. There are photos of this event in the Gallery on this website.

On Wednesday 28 September the Schola sang Evensong at Winchester Cathedral. The music was by Matthais and Bainton.

In July the Schola traveled to Rome. It gave concerts at Sant’Eusatchio and Sant'Ignazio and sang for mass at St John Lateran and St Peter's Basilica.

Friday 24 June:  the Schola sang the Fauré Requiem with the Orion Orchestra at St James's, Spanish Place,  conducted by Sue Perkins (of The Great British Bake Off fame!).

In May boys from the Schola sang in the Royal Opera's production of Enescu's Oedipe. In June boys from the Schola sang in Opera Holland Park's production of La bohemé.

Thursday 19 May: the Schola trebles sang a concert at the Vaughan to raise money for Aid to the Church in Need's work in Syria and Iraq. 

Wednesday 27 April: the Schola sang a concert at St Clement Danes on the Strand as part of the Brandenburg Festival.

Tuesday 12 April: the Schola sang Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral, singing music by Howells and Balfour Gardiner.

Thursday 17 and Saturday 19 March: the Schola performed the St John Passion by JS Bach, with the Belgravia Chamber Orchestra and Nicholas Mulroy as Evangelist, at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square on 17 March and in Douai Abbey on Saturday 19 March. There are photos of the performance on the 17 March in the Photo Gallery on this website. 

2015

Saturday 12 December: boys from the Schola sang for a performance of Danny Elfman's score of Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland at the Royal Albert Hall.  There are photos of this occasion in the Photo Gallery on this website. 

Saturday 28 November: the Schola sang for the first Mass of Advent at Westminster Cathedral this evening, singing music by Byrd and Palestrina.

Sunday 15/Monday 16 November: Over the past two days the Schola has recorded a new CD, of the music of Gabriel Fauré. The CD was recorded at St Jude's, Hampstead with the Belgravia Chamber Orchestra, produced by Adrian Peacock. The choir recorded Fauré's setting of the Requiem, the Cantique de Jean Racine, the Ave Maria and the Messe Basse. It is due for release in 2016.

Sunday 8 November: the Schola sang Evensong this evening for Remembrance Sunday at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square. The choir sang the Collegium Regale setting of the canticles by Herbert Howells and Greater Love by John Ireland (a former organist of Holy Trinity). 

Throughout October and November boys from the Schola have sung in La bohemé at English National Opera.

Thursday 8 October: the Schola performed the Mozart Requiem this evening in a concert with the Orion Orchestra at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square.

Thursday 24 September: the Schola sang in the London International Acapella Competition at St John's, Smith Square. The choir gave a lunchtime recital at St Stephen's, Rochester Row before competing in the evening. 

Friday 18 September: the Schola led the singing at the Vaughan's Foundation Day Mass held at Westminster Cathedral, performing music by Mozart, MacMillan and Tallis.  

Friday 26 June - Monday 6 July: The Schola toured the USA, singing in Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Stamford and New York. There are photos of this trip in the Gallery of this site and further details are available on the CVMSMusicBlog.

Tuesday 16 June: Today the Schola sang Evensong at Westminster Abbey. The Schola sang music by Noble, Walton and Jonathan Dove. 

Wednesday 27 May: Today the Schola sang for the Service of Installation of Cardinal Vincent Nichols as Chancellor of St Mary's University, held at Westminster Cathedral. The Schola sang music by Stanford and Elgar as part of a service of Vespers led by Bishop Moth.

Throughout May the Schola trebles sang in the Royal Opera's production of Szymanowski's opera Król Roger. This was the first ever production of this work at the Royal Opera House and was directed by Kasper Holten. The music was conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

The opera was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 16 May and also streamed on the internet. Further details of the opera are available on the CVMSMusic Blog.

Saturday 2 May: The Schola trebles sang for the Vigil Mass at Westminster Cathedral this evening. They sang the Missa Brevis by Benjamin Britten and the Ave Maria by Dupré. 

Friday 1 May: The trebles of the Schola sang in the opening evening of Król Rogerat the Royal Opera House.

Wednesday 29 April: The Schola sang a concert of Charpentier, Bach and Purcell with world renowned counter tenor Iestyn Davies and the early music group Spiritato! at St John's, Smith Square. There are photos of this concert in the Photo Gallery of this website.

Thursday 16 April: The Schola sang Evensong in Westminster Abbey this evening. The music was by Stanford, his Evening Service in C, and motets Beati Quorom Via and Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem. It was lovely to return to the Abbey for the second time this academic year, following the service we sang there on All Souls Day in November.

Wednesday 8 April: Over the Easter weekend eleven trebles from the Schola took part in two performances of James MacMillan's St Luke Passion. Conducted by the composer, the performances were held in the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge and at the Barbican concert hall in London. The Vaughan boys sang alongside boys from Trinity Boys Choir as well as the Britten Sinfonia and the Britten Voices. 

The performance given in King's College, Cambridge on Good Friday was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. You can listen to this performance on iPlayer for the next few weeks. There are photos of both concerts in the Photo Gallery of this website and more details on the CVMSMusicBlog.

Monday 9 March:  The Schola traveled to Cambridge today to sign Evensong in the Chapel of King's College. Directed by Ben Parry and standing alongside King's Voices, the Schola sang music by Duruflé, Byrd and Noble. There are photos of this truly wonderful occasion in the Photo Gallery of this website.

Monday 2 March: The boys of the Schola sang a lunchtime recital at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, alongside boys from Tiffin School in Kingston and Trinity School in Croydon. Given in the spectacular setting of the Paul Hamyln Hall, the concert brought these three leading boys choirs, who have provided the boys chorus singing at the Opera House for many years, together for the first time. Each choir performed on its own before they joined together, conducted by Renato Balsadonna, Chorus Master of the Royal Opera to sing the closing scene of Englebert Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretal.There are photos of this occasion in the Photo Gallery of this website.

Wednesday 4 February: The Schola sang in two Southbank concert halls this evening! Some of the trebles joined the Bach Choir for a performance of Carmina Burana, whilst next door in the Queen Elizabeth Hall the tenors and basses sang in An Evening With Rick Wakeman, alongside the Orion Orchestra.

Friday 30 January: the Schola sang in a concert in memory of MP Paul Goggins and in aid of The Cardinal Hume Centre at St John's, Smith Square. The Schola performed Mozart's Requiem with accompaniment from Southbank Sinfonia. 

2014

Thursday 18 December: The Vaughan Carol Service returned to Our Lady of Victories on Kensington High Street after two years of being held at St James's, Spanish Place. The Schola sang a wide selection of carols including pieces by Ord, Matthew Martin, John Tavener and Morten Lauridsen. 

Sunday 7 December: The Schola made its annual visit to Nazareth House in Hammersmith this morning, singing music by Byrd and Palestrina as well as a selection of carols. 

Wednesday 3 December: The younger members of the Schola performed Britten's Ceremony of Carols this evening at the Vaughan's Junior Concert. 

Friday 28 November: The film Paddington, featuring the voices of the Schola on the soundtrack, was released in cinemas nationwide today.  

 

Friday 14 November: The Schola sang a concert for the charity Grief to Grace at Sacred Heart, Wimbledon. The music was by Fauré, Dupré, Widor and Duruflé. 

Saturday 8 November: The choir sang for the Vigil Mass at Westminster Cathedral, singing music by Mozart, Bainton and Byrd. 

Monday 3 November: This evening the Schola sang for the All Souls Day Service at Westminster Abbey. The choir sang the setting of the Requiem Mass by Gabriel Fauré.


 

Wednesday 29 October: Tonight saw the first performance of La bohéme at English National Opera. Performances continue throughout November and into December. 

Tuesday 14 October: This evening the Schola sang as part of the Vaughan's Centenary Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall. This included performing with The Priests

Friday 3 October: The Schola sang this evening for the Papal Knights Mass, an annual commitment that the choir has sung at for more than twenty years. Music was by Mozart and Byrd.

Friday 19 September 2014: The Schola sang for the Vaughan's Centenary Foundation Mass at Westmisnter Cathedral. They sang the Widor Mass and the first performance of a new motet, Emitte Lucem Tuam , by Schola patron James MacMillan.