The liturgical choir of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, London

New Videos Released

These videos, filmed at St James' Church, Sussex Gardens, feature the Schola performing the Three Latin Motets of Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924).

Justorum Animae

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and the trial of evil will not touch them. They seem to the eyes of the ignorant to have died, but in fact they are at peace.

Ceolos Ascendit

Today has gone up into glory

Jesus Christ, the King of glory,

who sits on the right of the Father

and who rules heaven and earth. Alleluia.

Now all the songs of the Patriarch David

have been fulfilled,

now the Lord sits with the Lord

on the throne of God. Alleluia.

In this great triumph

let us bless the Lord,

let the Holy Trinity be praised,

let us give thanks to God. Alleluia. Amen.

Beati Quorum Via

Blessed are they whose way of life is wholesome: who walk in the law of the Lord. Psalm 119

Lockdown Recordings 2020

The Schola has released three Lockdown Recordings, made in the boys' homes since March.


The first is a recording of Palestrina's Sicut Cervus.


'As the hart desires the water brook, so my soul longs for you, O God.' Psalm 42.

The second is a recording of Stanford's Beati Quorum Via.

Blessed are they whose way of life is wholesome: who walk in the law of the Lord. Psalm 119


The third recording is Ave Maris Stella, the piece written for the Schola by Roderick Williams to mark the choir's fortieth anniversary in March 2020. 

Hail star of the sea, merciful Mother of God,
ever a virgin, happy door of heaven.


Taking this ‘Ave’ from the mouth of Gabriel,
bring us to peace, reversing the name ‘Eva’.


Unbind the shackles of the accused, bring light to the blind, take away our misfortunes and bring us every good.


Show yourself as mother; may he who was yours,
born for us, receive our prayer through you.


Unique virgin, gentler than all, make us gentle and chaste, free from the bonds of sin.

Bring us a pure life, prepare the true way,
so that, seeing Jesus, we may rejoice for ever.

Let there be praise to God the Father, honour to Christ on high, to the Holy Spirit, to all three one honour. Amen.

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