Dumont's work (translated and revised by Susan Boynton from an earlier publication) focuses on the social background of the boys, their recruitment, admission to school, a typical school day, and careers beyond choir school
: also included are similar data regarding the recruitment of vicaires, their salaries and remuneration, lodging, clothing, discipline and how entry into a choir school
such as that at Cambrai offered the possibility of career advancement to those boys from the less privileged classes.
The host choir school for this year's meeting is St Edward's College, West Derby
30pm on Tuesday when the 18 cathedral choirs will be joined by more than 200 pupils from Liverpool schools and musicians from St Edward's College, the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir School, and Manchester's Chetham's School ofMusic.
Schools Minister Lord Adonis defended England's historic cathedral choir schools against charges of "elitism" as he unveiled details of the plan.
Three choir schools - Truro, Ely and Hereford - will share pounds 100,000 in the first wave of the initiative, part of the Government's campaign to promote singing.
This project came to fruition on Sunday, October 11, when the Cathedral Choir School
, St Edward's College, West Derby, celebrated its annual Mass in the Cathedral.
Some schools cater particularly for those children who have special educational needs and some, such as choir schools
, have other specialist provision.
The concert aimed to highlight the work of choir schools in promoting singing in Cathedrals and, by involving some of Liverpool's primary schools, the wider community.
The association represents 44 choir schools attached to cathedrals, churches and college chapels around the country, as well as a number of cathedrals without choir schools.
Most cathedrals have private, fee-paying choir schools
We think this group will have a huge impact on people's perceptions of choristers and choir schools
Awards to enable choristers to enter cathedral or collegiate choir schools
Cathedrals need help in keeping their choral services going while their own choir schools
are on holiday.
Don't forget, unlike many choir schools
or collegiatechoirs, we don't get the boys first thing in the morning.
The Madeleine Choir School
, a service of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, is not only one of the few Catholic full-time choir schools
in the U.