The idea of a Federation of Cathedral Old Choristers’ was discussed at a reunion of the Peterborough Association in September 1910. The agreed aim was:
‘To bring together individual associations into closer touch with one another and to further in every way possible the interest of these associations. The members of any association shall be received as honorary members by the association wherein they may be resident.’
A Provisional Committee was formed to establish a National Federation of Cathedral Old Choristers’. Twenty associations had already expressed their approval and so draft rules were prepared for the inaugural meeting, which was held on 29th June 1911, in the Deanery Garden, Peterborough.
Rochester Cathedral Old Choristers’ Association (RCOCA) was one of the sixteen founder Associations affiliated to the new Federation. The Secretary of RCOCA at that time was B. Luard Selby.
The latest magazine of the Federation: Once a Chorister e-Magazine 2019