Resources & Links

List of links to other sites connected with, or mentioning, St Michael’s College
(please note these sites are not directly connected with the Society or College, and any views expressed are entirely their own!)

SMC Easter 1964 –

BBC Choral Evensong broadcast 10th June 1959 – the oldest surviving BBC Recording from SMC

Current SMC, part of the King’s Group.
Federation of Cathedral Old Choristers’ Associations
Tenbury Wells: Including accommodation
Local community site:

A Worcestershire Carol 

SMC – from the air

BBC Choral Evensong from SMC 10th June 1959

The SMC Choir features on several of the archive recordings now held here:


Ouseley Trust: 
The Ouseley Trust is a registered charity set up to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland. It does this by making grants to cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions.
including a green SMC logo and a letter from FAGO
Waltz, for the Band of the Blues, was composed when Ouseley was just thirteen but he had by then written many other works. See Ouseley’s handwritten score at
‘Only think, papa blows his nose on G’ Ouseley’s perfect pitch:

“A particularly interesting man for a composer……..”
A short Biog

Ouseley’s Compositions

Cyber Hymnal, including several Ouseley tunes: Christchurch, Contemplation, and St Gabriel

It Is Not Death to Die Melody – “Tenbury”, Frederick A.G. Ouseley, 1861
Discussion group 

Jonathan Harvey was a chorister at St Michael’s College, Tenbury (1948-52), and was indisputably one of the most imaginative and innovative composers working in Europe in recent years.

Other Music and Books


The Friends have also contributed to the purchase of printed books from the library of St Michael’s College, Tenbury”

Music Manuscripts from the Great English Collections

John Stainer 1840-1901

HAROLD WATKINS SHAW (1929-1996) Obituary from Wadham College Oxford

Watkins Shaw book on Ouseley, 1988, review click here

Heathcote Statham (1889-1973) studied at St Michael s College, Tenbury, and was Organist at St Michael’s Tenbury (1920) Wikipedia

Nuns, Yes there were Nuns at SMC….well close by any way, and old pictures of the Choir

Cathedral Music

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