Australian Society of Musicology and Composition
The Australian Society of Musicology and
Composition is the first and only Australian
organisation offering a diploma examination system
in composition and musicology as well as recorded
The object is to allow for maximum flexibility in
the nature of material submitted for assessment,
while maintaining the highest possible standards
of examiner qualification.
Non-Australian candidates are most welcome to
Bromley Boy Singers
The Bromley Boy Singers is a concert choir based
in London's largest borough, to the south-east of
The choir is completely independent and performs
regularly throughout the borough and at other
venues in London and the surrounding area.
It has a wide repertoire of classical and modern
music, performing in its own concerts and costume
productions, as well as with other choirs and
occasionally at private events.
The Cantiones press was founded in 1996 to
provide attractive and authoritative editions of
Renaissance choral music.
The majority of works in their catalogue have
either not previously been published at all, or
cannot be obtained in formats which are
financially viable for choirs and consorts.
Each work is presented in a clear, uncluttered
style, along with an introduction which gives
valuable background to the music and a guide to
the editorial processes by which the edition has
Their publications are therefore welcomed both by
professional and amateur groups; by those with a
specialist interest in the repertoire, and those
who simply want to investigate exciting and
intriguing new areas of choral music.
Cotswold Early Music Festival
Cotswold Early Music Festival was founded in the
year 2000 (as the Cirencester Early Music
Festival) to promote early music in
Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and in particular in
the Cotswolds area.
The objects are the advancement of education,
appreciation and enjoyment of music by the
presentation of concerts and other musical events,
in particular but not exclusively in the field of
By regularly holding concerts by young musicians
it seeks to encourage and educate those still at
school and learning to play a musical instrument.
Although not regularly funded by any body it seeks
sponsorship, donations and advertising revenue to
enable ticket prices to be kept as low as
G F Handel home page
This extensive website lists recordings, new
releases, forthcoming releases, reviews /
favorites, literature, recent publications,
recent music editions, concerts and workshops as
well as many links to other sites including the
Maryland Handel Festival, the American Handel
Society and to London's Handel House.
Gregorian Chant workshops and master classes
available throughout the UK, Ireland and overseas.
Chant tuition for individuals, parish groups,
cantors, scholas or more advanced groups tailored
to suit individual needs.
Expert liturgical tuition by leading liturgical
scholars available for clergy and lay people who
wish to learn more about celebrating the Mass in
either the ordinary or extraordinary form.
Libris - Reference Library and Research Facility
A resource website useful to musicians and others.
A resource website for choirs and choral singers in
Neil Coleman is an Honorary Fellow of the Academy
of St Cecilia and as a harpsichordist performs
both as a solo recitalist and a continuo player in
a wide range of repertoire.
He gives solo recitals in London and has appeared
at early music festivals around Britain, Germany
Plainsong and Medieval Music Society
Founded in 1888 the PMMS has played an invaluable
part in the study and promulgation of liturgical
chant and medieval polyphony. Their publications
are used in many cathedrals around the world, and
a revised version of Arnold's famous Order for
Compline has recently been published.
Signum Records was co-founded in 1997 by the
Academy of St Cecilia's Director of
Communications, Alistair Dixon.
The label specialises in historically informed
recordings of music from the Medieval,
Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Southern California Early Music Society
An all-volunteer nonprofit organization which
supports the study, performance and enjoyment of
Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical
Members include ardent listeners, concert-goers,
scholars, collectors, instrument builders and
musicians... from amateurs to professionals.
To encourage participation, our membership
directory lists the skill levels and special
interests of players and singers as well as a
compendium of Southland ensembles and how to
St Cecilia School of Music, Australia
A natural outcome from one of Australia's largest
and most successful music schools is an innovative
and progressive examination and assessment system
that now operates in every major centre throughout
The examinations were developed thirty years ago
by St Cecilia School Of Music teachers to assess
their large numbers of beginner students.
The aim was to provide students of all ages with
an examination that would compliment their overall
St James Church, New Brighton, Wirral
The website of the choir of St James Church in New
Brighton on the Wirral.
Apart from singing the choral services at St
James, the choir also gives concerts and sings at
cathedrals during the holidays.
St Mary's Church, Eastbourne
St Mary's Church, Eastbourne maintains a high
standard of music under the direction of Victor
The Friends of Cathedral Music
The Friends of Cathedral Music was founded in the
1950s by the Revd Ronald Sibthorp whilst Succentor
of Truro Cathedral, because of his concern at the
reduction in the number of choral services in the
nation's cathedrals, then mainly due to wartime
In the forty-plus years since its foundation, the
society has made a significant contribution to the
maintenance of the Anglican tradition of choral
More recently the Friends have extended their
support to Roman Catholic cathedrals.
Since 1956 FCM has raised and distributed more
than £500,000 in the form of grants to the many
choral foundations in the United Kingdom and
These have been used mainly to assist the young
choristers, many of whom go on to become the
altos, tenors and basses of tomorrow.
The money has been raised from members'
subscriptions, donations and legacies.
Gatherings are held throughout the year, mainly at
weekends, at a changing selection from more than
seventy cathedrals, abbeys, chapels and churches
where there are regular sung services.
Members have the opportunity to listen to the
choir rehearsing and attend the service itself,
hear talks by the Directors of Music and clergy;
make tours of the building, listen to an organ
recital and demonstration.
Afterwards, everyone is able to meet together
informally at a reception in one of the fine halls
or rooms attached to the foundation.
The Gregorian Association
The Gregorian Association was founded in 1870 to
promote the singing of Gregorian Chant to English
texts, and to overcome the prejudice which existed
against doing so.
Its policy has recently increased in scope, so
that the it is now fully ecumenical, and promotes
and uses the chant in Latin as well as Modern
English and that of the
Book of Common Prayer.
Directors of Music have included Sir John Stainer,
Francis Burgess, Arthur Clarke and Professor David
Westminster Choir College, Rider University, USA
Westminster is a residential college of music
located on a 23-acre campus in Princeton, NJ.
Its typical student body includes 330 enrolled in
the four-year undergraduate programs leading to
the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in
Music degrees, 110 graduate students working
toward the Master of Music degree, and 20
Its programs of study are career-oriented and
designed to prepare graduates for music leadership
in churches, schools and communities.
Willis Organ at Alexandra Palace, London
This website is devoted to fund-raising for The
Alexandra Palace Organ.
There is a history of Alexandra Palace and details
of the Willis organ installed there.
Please let us know of any further websites that
should be included in this list.