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
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.