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Being a Chorister
St Paul's Choristers sing in one of the most iconic buildings in the world, perform in concerts around the globe and receive a first-class academic education at the Cathedral School. Being a Chorister is fun, inspiring and gives a unique start to life.
Could your son be a Chorister?
St Paul's Choristers sing Choral Evensong most days during term time as well as Choral Mattins and Sung Eucharist on Sunday morning. They also take part in special services, broadcasts, concerts and tours and study the piano and one other instrument alongside their vocal tuition. Within this framework the boys carry out normal school activities, both academic and sporting, and often go on to win major scholarships to schools throughout the country. The Choristers attend the Cathedral School as boarders and are looked after by the Headmaster and his staff. Boys start with a probationary year when they learn about the routines and repertoire of the Choir and are given a firm grounding in vocal technique and sight reading. Once they have become full choristers they take a full part in the liturgical life of the Cathedral.
Enthusiasm, intelligence and potential are the keys to becoming a St Paul's Chorister – boys are not expected to have a fully developed voice, nor is much formal singing experience necessary. Potential choristers need to be able to sing and to pitch notes when played on a piano.
Any boy with talent can have the opportunity of a lifetime by being a Chorister at St Paul's. All Choristers receive 100 per cent bursaries and help with boarding fees is also available.
We are always happy to see candidates and auditions take place throughout the year. Boys normally join us in years 3 or 4. Please contact Angela Palotai at firstname.lastname@example.org