COULD your son be a chorister? Read on! The Choir Schools Association has appointed its first public relations adviser.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has given the Association financial assistance towards the cost of employing a part-time public relations officer for this academic year.
The post will be held by Miss Jane Capon who was, until recently, press officer for Isis the Independent Schools Information Service.
There are more than 800 choristers in the 40 choir schools in membership of the Association. Most are drawn from maintained primary schools. More than £1.5 million is made available each year to help subsidise the fees. Two out of three choristers leaving choir schools at 13 plus win Music or Academic Scholarships to independent secondary schools.
The Westminster Cathedral Choir School is at Ambroseden Avenue, London SW1 and is included on the list of preparatory schools (aged 7-13). Headmaster is P Hannigan. Further information from: Gerald Peacocke, Chairman of The Choir Schools Association, 0223 658145.
MY THANKS to the Marist Fathers of the Parish of St. Lawrence of Canterbury, in Sidcup, for the copy of their excellent parish magazine News & Views, and our congratulations to the editor, Mrs Freda Basley, on her article on the parish prayer group.
St Lawrence's parish is obviously a very cheerful, friendly congregation with its 21 group activities backed by prayer. (I hope the "attractive friendly female rabbit, nine months old", advertised in the parish "Market Place", found a good Catholic home!)