Ardingly College

The Schola Cantorum (senior choir) of Ardingly College visited us from 24th to 27th March.  They performed at the Town Church and also for the morning service at St. Saviour’s Church on the Sunday of their visit.  Ardingly were joined in their evening concert by a handful of young soloists from JAM – and the newly formed “Treble Trouble”.

“The Schola Cantorum is the chamber choir of Ardingly College, a vocal ensemble that comprises around 24 singers conductor by Director of Music, Mr Tim Carpenter. It includes pupils from all years in the Senior School and explores a wide variety of vocal genres from the Renaissance through to a cappella arrangements of contemporary popular numbers. Schola Cantorum consists of the strongest and most vocally mature singers in the College. Aside from their duties in the Chapel choir, they rehearse once a week in preparation for regular concerts both at the College and locally, alongside visits to Oxbridge colleges, London conservatoires and prestigious cathedrals for Evensong and other services. Annually, there is a choir tour, and in recent years the choir have toured England, Vienna, Prague, and Malta.
Starting life in 1858 as Saint Saviour’s College in Shoreham, Ardingly College is one of the original three schools of the Woodard Corporation, a group of schools originally known as the Society of Saint Nicolas, operating in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England. Known as a school which places the greatest value on individuals, alumni include former members of parliament, actors, authors, sportsmen, and even an eminent cathedral organist.”