Cardinal Vaughan Memorial SchoolDirector, Scott Price
The Schola Cantorum is the liturgical choir of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Kensington. Its principal duty is that of serving the liturgy of the school and the Schola sings each week at the Wednesday morning school Mass. The Schola also has frequent external engagements and is often heard at London’s concert halls and churches. Locations the choir has sung recently include Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Snape Maltings, Winchester Cathedral, King’s College and St John’s College, Cambridge, St John’s, Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and The Royal Albert Hall.
Annual tours take place, with destinations in the past few years including Soweto and Cape Town, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York, Washington, Venice, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Krakow, Assisi and Barcelona.
The Schola has appeared at the BBC Proms and the Aldeburgh Festival and its voices features on numerous famous film soundtracks including the Oscar winning score for the Life of Pi. The choir has firm links with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where boys have performed in many productions over the past twenty-five years. Boys also sing with English National Opera and Opera Holland Park.