The Chorister Trust
The Chorister Trust
The Chorister Trust fund scholarships for our Choristers, to help more boys join our Cathedral choir and benefit from a first-class musical education.
The St Paul's Cathedral Chorister Trust was established in 1984 to provide resources for the education and musical training of our Choristers, regardless of the financial position of their families.
Grants made by the Trust have given many children the unique experience of being a member of the choir of St Paul’s. The Chapter of St Paul's currently provides very generous scholarships which cover the full cost of the Choristers’ education and music tuition. This support for Choristers is supplemented by grants from the Chorister Trust to provide means-tested bursaries towards the cost of boarding fees.
In addition to this long standing commitment, the Chorister Trust has recently made two major commitments to support the music at St Paul's: a donation of £750,000 towards the building of Kiddle House and in response to the impact of Covid-19, a grant of £150,000 spread over two years towards the cost of Chorister education. The Trust are very grateful to have received a charitable gift from the Patron's Fund, and are honoured to have HM The Queen as Patron.
The charity’s funds are professionally managed. A Board of Trustees is appointed by Chapter and the Court of Aldermen of the City of London Corporation. Their collective experience encompasses finance, choral excellence, education and administration.
Governance of the Chorister Trust
President: The Lord Mayor
Chair: Jennifer Bryant-Pearson
- Nigel Bamping (Secretary)
- John McCuin (Treasurer)
- Andrew Carwood
- Prue Keely Davies
- Alderman Sir Peter Estlin
- Alderman & Sheriff Nicholas Lyons
- The Reverend Canon James Milne
- Jenny Robinson
For more information about the Chorister Trust, please contact Sarah Beddows at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From helping to maintain our beautiful building, to funding the music programme, there are a number of ways to donate to us. Find out more about supporting us, plus how to become a Friend or Music Patron of St Paul's.