Do you know a child currently in Year 3 at school, who enjoys singing and shows an interest and ability in music? If so, have you ever thought about the prospect of him becoming a chorister?
In this video, filmed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our current and former choristers show you what they do, and what life as a chorister at St George’s Chapel is all about.
Choristers at St George’s rehearse every weekday morning and sing services in the chapel on four weekdays and also on Sundays (Saturdays are usually commitment free, with rare exceptions). This schedule develops not only their musical talents, but nurtures key skills such as leadership, team work, and time management. The choristership affords these talented children a generous scholarship worth 50% of the full school and boarding fees (additional limited means-tested bursaries may also be available) to attend St George’s School. The choristers also receive tuition on an instrument as part of their scholarship, and singing lessons from one of the UK’s finest teachers of young voices. The choristers board at St George’s School, though this is not full-time boarding in the traditional sense.
The Choir of St George’s Chapel was founded in 1348 and sings regularly in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal family. In 2018, this included singing at both Royal Weddings in St George’s Chapel: for TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the May, and for HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank in the October. In recent years the choir has performed overseas on a number of occasions, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and ClassicFM, and their most recent CD on the Hyperion label received critical acclaim.
If you wish to enquire about a choristership for a child currently in Year 3 (for Year 4 entry in September 2021), please contact Chessy Alden – [email protected]. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 23 February.