24 July: Decision to disband Sheffield cathedral choir creates backlash; Fund-raising campaign ends up in court; The general assembly of festivals will be held at the beginning of the school year

Friday 24th July '20

Decision to disband Sheffield cathedral choir strikes discordant noteFor centuries, the cherubic faces of choirboys in white ruffs have been part of church culture. Choristers usually came from privileged backgrounds, were coached by expert music …

22nd July: Scientists to assess spread of COVID-19 at live concert, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra perform with video Conductor, Destruction of Nantes Cathedral Organ

Wednesday 22nd July '20

Scientists invite 4,000 music fans to a live concert to assess spread of coronavirusScientists are giving volunteers tracking devices and bottles of fluorescent disinfectant to monitor how COVID-19 may spread – and could be prevented …

16th April: Parisians sing ‘Ave Maria’ outside Notre-Dame Cathedral, further line-up announced for Sound Unbound and Munich celebrates 100 years of Weinberg

Tuesday 16th April '19

Crowd sings ‘Ave Maria’ outside burning Notre-Dame Cathedral to honour its legacy Last night (Monday 15 April), a fire broke out at the Notre-Dame de Paris, devastating the 12th-century structure.Firefighters rushed to try to contain the blaze, which …

1st December: Christmas debut for all-girls Canterbury Cathedral choir: In defence of the Viola: World Choral Day

Monday 1st December '14

Classical News The StradUK’s Birmingham Conservatoire unveils plans for its new homeThe facility is set to open in 2017The TelegraphFirst Canterbury Cathedral all-girl choir makes its Christmas concert debutThe first ever Canterbury Cathedral girls' choir is …

31st March: Bristol Old Vic announces classical proms concerts, first female organists at St Pauls’s & Ukrainian Philharmonic flashmobs pay tribute to protesters

Monday 31st March '14

Guardian Can Tony Hall's plans for the BBC win over the arts crowd? Hall's art package – and the closure of BBC3 - risk alienating the young but could make some old friends happier, says Steve Hewlett. Bristol Old …