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Boys who sing as treble choristers in the choir of St John’s Cathedral receive a half scholarship to the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie). We are currently accepting expressions of interest from musical boys aged 8 to 9, though in certain cases applications from older boys will also be considered. The ability to already read music is not essential. To download a booklet with more information, please click here.

Being a Cathedral chorister provides a musical education that is second to none, as boys perform at the highest possible standards each week. Personal qualities of responsibility, concentration and commitment are developed, all within a context of camaraderie and peer support – while having a lot of fun and making new friends!


I’m so grateful to my parents for taking me along for an audition at the Cathedral. My time as a Cathedral chorister has left me with lifelong friends as well as an appreciation of music and art. My memories of choir life are deeply happy ones and I can’t imagine how impoverished my life would be nowadays if I hadn’t been a choirboy.” ~ A former Cathedral chorister


For more information, or to request an informal audition, please contact Director of Music Graeme Morton, or Assistant Director of Music Andrej Kouznetsov.


Girls are also invited to express their interest in the choral life of our Cathedral. The Girl Choristers rehearse regularly and perform at a wide variety of Cathedral events, both in liturgy and in concert.

The St John’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir is open to girls who are aged 9 to 14, and rehearses each Sunday morning from 11.15am till 12.15pm, during term time. For more information, please contact the Director, Kathryn Morton.

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