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Scholarships & Voice Trials 2012

Our guide to cathedrals, churches, universities and schools offering places for choristers, choral scholars and organists

Scroll down for our list of Scholarships or jump to a letter using the links below.

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z  

(Information is shown as supplied; please contact the institution for full details)

c = chorister,
cs = choral scholar,
o = organ
Gap = offers opportunities for gap year students

All dates refer to 2012 unless otherwise specified


Aberdeen, St Andrew’s Cathedral

Scholarships: o
Contact: Andrew Morrisson 01224 640119


Bangor Cathedral

Scholarships: c, o
Contact: Graham Eccles 01248 354015 / 353983

Birmingham Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), cs (men & women), o
Contact: Marcus Huxley 0121 262 1840, music@birminghamcathedral.com

Blackburn Cathedral

Scholarships: cs, o
Gap (students or recent post-grads)
Deadline Jan
Trials 1 Feb
Contact: Linda Bruce 01254 503082, linda.bruce@blackburncathedral.co.uk

Brighton College

Scholarships: c, o (boys & girls)
Gap (post-grad)
Be a chorister for the day 29 Sep 2012 tbc
Contact: Sandy Chenery 01273 704341, schenery@brightoncollege.net

Bristol University / Bristol Cathedral / St Mary Redcliffe / St Paul’s, Clifton

Scholarships: c, o
Contact: Margaret Peirson or Megan Holmes 117 331 4044, m.e.peirson@bris.ac.uk OR megan.holmes@bris.ac.uk

Bristol, Clifton (RC) Cathedral

Scholarships: c, o
Contact: Richard Jeffrey-Gray 0117 946 7456 www.cliftoncathedral.org.uk


Cambridge University (all colleges)

Scholarships: c (boys – King’s & St John’s only – contact individual colleges), cs (men & women), o
Deadline: 1 Sep 2012 (o), 15 February 2013 (cs)
Trials: late Sep 2012 (o), mid March 2013 (c)
Contact: (c & cs) Sarah MacDonald seam100@cam.ac.uk, OR Geoffrey Webber gaw25@cam.ac.uk; (o) Andrew Arthur aa373@cam.ac.uk

Cambridge, St John’s College

Scholarships: c (boys), cs (men), o
Deadline: 1 Sep (o), 5 Sep (cs), all year (c)
Trials: May & Oct (c), 4 Sep (cs), 1 Sep (o); but Mr Nethsingha is available to hear potential applicants all year round
Contact: Juliet Francis 01223 760193, j.francis@joh.cam.ac.uk

Canterbury, Christ Church Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys), o
Open days: St Edmund’s School and Choir House 13 Oct 2012
Deadline: (c) 5 Nov or any time by appointment, (o) 26 Nov
Trials: (c) 10 Nov (o) Dec
Contact: David Flood 01227 865242

Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir

Scholarships: c, cs & o
Contact: Dominic Neville dominicneville@cantab.net

Carlisle, University of Cumbria (in association with Carlisle Cathedral)

Scholarships: cs
Deadline: end Aug
Trials: Sep
Contact: Debbie Spence 01228 616037, debbie.spence@cumbria.ac.uk

Carlisle Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), cs (men)
Deadline: none
Contact: Jeremy Suter 01228 526646

Chelmsford Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), cs, o
Contact: James Davy 01245 294498, music@chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk

Cheltenham College

Scholarships: c (11+, 13+, 16+), cs, o
Open day: 6 Oct 2012, 9.30 am
Assessment dates: 25 Jan 2013 (11+), 29 Jan 2013 (13+), 15 Nov 2012 (16+)
Contact: Director of music Gordon Busbridge 01242 265600, busbridge.gordon@cheltenhamcollege.org, (11+) Mrs Lucinda Roskilly 01242 522639, l.roskilly@cheltenhamcollege.org (13+, 16+) Ms Annalouise McQuilkin 01242 265 662, registrar@cheltenhamcollege.org

Cheltenham, Dean Close School

Scholarships: c, o
Contact: 01242 258070

Chester Cathedral

Scholarships: c, cs, o
Contact: Philip Rushforth 01244 500974

Chichester Cathedral

Scholarships: c, o
Contact: Paul Legrave 01243 812487, liturgymusic@chichestercathedral.org.uk


Derby Cathedral

Scholarships: c, o
Contact: Peter Gould 01332 292919

Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral

Scholarships: c (girls), cs, o
Contact: Bernie Murphy +353 1 677 8099, bernie.murphy@cccdub.ie

Dublin, St Patrick’s Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys), o
Contact: Stuart Nicholson, director of music +353 1 453 9472, organist@stpatrickscathedral.ie

Durham Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), cs, o
Deadline: 14 Jan 2013 (o & cs)
Trials: (c) 17 Oct 2012; (cs & o) Jan 2013 to Feb 2013
Contact: James Lancelot 0191 386 4766, music@durhamcathedral.co.uk

Durham University, St Chad’s College

Scholarships: cs, o
Contact: James Randle, director of music 0191 334 3344, j.d.randle@durham.ac.uk


Edinburgh, Fettes College

Scholarships: o
Open day/Be a chorister for the day
Contact: Tracy Doig 0131 311 6706

Edinburgh, St Mary’s Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), cs (male & female), o
Trial: Feb, May, Nov (c), Dec (cs), Feb (o)
Contact: Duncan Ferguson, djferguson@djferguson.plus.com

Ely Cathedral, in conjunction with King’s School, Ely

Scholarships: c (boys: years 4–8; girls: years 9–13 ),cs (girls & boys: years 12–13)
Be a chorister for the day: 10 Nov 2012
Gap: sometimes
Deadline: none, applications anytime
Trials: (boys) informal voice trial preparation session 1 Dec 2012; formal voice trial day: 1 Jan 2013 (girls), 26 Jan 2013 (cs)
Contact: (boys) Frances Ascroft-Walker f.ascroft-walker@cathedral.ely.anglican.org, (girls & choral scholars) Sarah MacDonald sarahmacdonald@kingsely.org for informal pre trial
Admissions staff 01353 660702, admissions@kings-ely.cambs.sch.uk
www.elycathedral.org, www.kingsschoolely.co.uk


Gloucester Cathedral

Scholarships: cs (men), c, o
Trials: 18 Jan 2013 (c); 3 Oct 2012 (o); 10 Oct 2012 (cs);
Contact: (c) Sharon Bird, The King’s School 01452 337337; (cs, o) Helen Sims 01452 508212, helen@gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Guildford Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), cs (men), o
Be a chorister for the day: 22 Sep 2012, open to all boys aged 6-8 and girls aged 8-11
Deadline: Nov/Dec 2012 (boys); Sep/Oct 2012 (o); (girls & cs) any time by appointment with Katherine Dienes-Williams
Contact: Katherine Dienes-Williams 01483 547866, katherine@guildford-cathedral.org


Hampton Court Palace, Chapel Royal

Scholarships: c (boys), cs (boys), o
Open day/Be a chorister for the day: 8 Sep 2012
Deadline: Apr 2013 (o)
Trials: any time, by appointment with Carl Jackson
Contact: Carl Jackson 020 3166 6516, music@chapelroyal.org

Hereford Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys), cs (c-t, t, b: 1 of each, lasting 1year), o (annual)
Gap year: yes
Deadline: Jan 2013
Contact: Geraint Bowen 01432 374238, organist@herefordcathedral.org

Hexham Abbey

Scholarships: c, o (scholarships for sixth-formers: university students and those on gap years: young men (ATB) for the Abbey Choir; and girls (S) for the AbbeyGirls Choir)
Trials: by arrangement with the director of music
Deadline: please enquire
Contact: Marcus Wibberley 01434 602031, directorofmusic@hexhamabbey.org.uk


Lancing College

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), o
Contact: Neil Cox 01273 465968, dnc@lancing.org.uk

Leeds (RC) Cathedral / Leeds University / Huddersfield University / Leeds College of Music

Scholarships: cs (men & women, all voice parts), o (also available: choral conducting; composition; schools choral scholarships)
Deadline: none, but early in the year is advisable
Trials: on application
Contact: (cs) Peyee Chen, Diocese of Leeds Music Office office@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk, (o) Benjamin Saunders 0113 244 8634

Leeds Parish Church / Leeds University / Leeds College of Music

Scholarships: c, o
Contact: Simon Lindley 0113 255 6143, mob: 07860 293591, choir@leedsparishchurch.com

Leicester Cathedral

Scholarships: cs (men & women), c (boys & girls)
Deadline: none
Trials: by arrangement
Chorister Open Day: 29 Sep 2012
Contact: Christopher Johns 0116 261 5374, chris.johns@leccofe.org

Lichfield Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys and girls)
Be a chorister for the day: (boys) 12 Jan 2013, (girls) 26 Jan 2013
Deadline: end of January
Trials: 2 Feb 2013 (boys), 9 Feb 2013 (girls)
Contact: Lesley Bannister, Registrar at the Cathedral School 01543 306168, lesley.bannister@lichfieldcathedralschool.com
www.lichfield-cathedral.org, www.lichfieldcathedralschool.com

Liverpool, Anglican Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), o
Deadline please enquire
Contact Rosemary Barton 0151 708 8471, rosemary.barton@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), cs, o
Deadline: none
Trials: (cs) Feb/Mar 2013
Contact: Director of music 0151 708 7283, music@metcathedral.org.uk

Llandaff Cathedral

Scholarships: c
Contact: Richard Moorhouse 029 2057 5218, rm1971@btinternet.com
www.llandaffmusic.org.uk, www.llandaffcathedral.org.uk

London, All Saints Church, Fulham

Scholarships: cs, o
Deadline: 30 Mar 2013
Contact: Organist and director of music, Jonathan Wikeley 07966 969746, jonathanwikeley@gmail.com

London, Dulwich College

Scholarships: c, o
Deadline: May 2013
Contact: Mrs Mette Turner 020 8299 9258, turnerm@dulwich.org.uk

London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea

Scholarships: The Royal Hospital Organ Scholarship
Deadline: 31 Jan
Trials: Feb/early Mar
Contact: Director of music 020 7730 7395

London, St George’s (RC) Cathedral, Southwark

Scholarships: c, cs (men & women), o
Contact: Nick Gale 020 7928 5256

London, St Mary’s Battersea

Scholarships: o (for Sep 2013), cs
Deadline: cs early 2013, for Sep 2013
Contact Tyrone Whiting tyrone.whiting@googlemail.com

London, St Paul’s Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys), o
Deadline: none
Contact: (c) Clare Morgan 020 7248 5156, (o) music administrator 020 7236 6883

London, St Paul’s Cathedral School

Scholarships: c (boys), cs
Open day: Jan 2013
Contact: Clare Morgan 020 7248 5156

London, Southwark Cathedral

Scholarships: cs, o
Contact: Peter Wright 020 7367 6703

London, Temple Church

Scholarships: c (boys)
Deadline: none
Contact: Liz Clarke 020 7427 5650, liz@templechurch.com

London University, King’s College

Scholarships: cs (men & women), o
Deadline: 31 Mar 2013
Trials: 10 Jan–31 Mar 2013
Contact: David Trendell 020 7848 2600, david.trendell@kcl.ac.uk

London University, Royal Holloway

Scholarships: c (men & women), o
Deadline: 17 Feb
Trials: 2–3 Mar
Contact: Rupert Gough 01784 414970, choraladmin@rhul.ac.uk

London, University of Greenwich

Scholarships: c (David Fussey Choral Exhibition, available to any student already enrolled on a full-time course at the University of Greenwich)
Deadline: end of September, for the academic year just begun
Contact: Nicholas Jenkins 020 8331 9500, n.r.n.jenkins@greenwich.ac.uk

London, Westminster Abbey

Scholarships: c (boys), o
Deadline: (c) none, (o) Jan 2013
Contact: (c) Therese Gordon-Duffy 020 7222 6151, (o) Jane Good 020 7654 4854

London, Westminster Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys 8-13), o
Open day: Feb 2013
Voice trials: arranged upon application
Deadline: none
Contact: (o) Aoife Daly 020 7798 9057, (c) Lucy Augar, Registrar, choir school 020 7798 9081, lauger@choirschool.com


Manchester Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), o
Deadline: none
Voice trials: by arrangement with the director of music
Contact: Christopher Stokes 0161 833 2220


Newcastle, Cathedral Church of St Nicholas

Scholarships: c, cs (Sep 2012, men and women ATB in full time education, £1,500 pa + fees and free singing tuition; 5 services per week); o (Sep 2012, men and women, £3,000 pa + fees depending on experience; free organ tuition; 6 services per week)
Deadline: 15 Sep 2012
Be a chorister for the day: 15 Sep 2012 (boys aged 7-10, girls aged 9-12)
Contact: Michael Stoddart 0191 261 4505, directorofmusic@stnicnewcastle.co.uk

Norwich Cathedral

Scholarships: c, cs (A Sep 2012, T Jan 2013)
Contact: Kristina Bartlette, Liturgy and Music Administrator 01603 218 306, precentor.assistant@cathedral.org.uk


Oxford, St Edward’s School

Scholarships: Music scholarship (boys & girls)
Open days: 1 per term (see website for details)
Deadline: Jan 2013 (13+ yrs), Oct 2012 (16+ yrs)
Contact: Registrar Sarah Munden 01865 319200, director of music Alex Tester, testera@stedwards.oxon.sch.uk

Oxford University

Scholarships: c
Contact: Owen Rees 01865 279173

Oxford, Magdalen College

Scholarships: c (boys 7–12 yrs, held at Magdalen College School), cs (undergrad), o (2 for undergrads)
Gap: enquire
Deadline: early September
Trials: (cs, o) Sep 2012, (c) Sep 2012 & Jan 2013
Contact: 01865 286701, choir@magd.ox.ac.uk


Portsmouth Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys and girls), cs (gap-year: S, A/C-T, T, B while studying at University of Southampton, Portsmouth or Chichester)
Deadline: Dec 2012 & Apr 2013
Trials: (c) Apr & Oct 2012, 2013, (cs) Dec & Apr 2012, 2013
Contact: David Price 02392 892965, music@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk


Radley College

Scholarships: c (boys, yrs 2-8; music scholarships yr 9), cs (yr 12), o (yr 12)
Deadline: Jan 2013
Trials: (c) termly
Contact: Stephen Clarke 01235 543034

Ripon Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls)
Trials: 4 Feb and by appointment
Contact: Andrew Bryden 01765 603496, andrewbryden@riponcathedral.org.uk


St Albans Cathedral

Scholarships: o
Deadline: Dec 2012
Trials: early Jan 2013
Contact: Gemma Saunders 01727 890245, music@stalbanscathedral.org

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Scholarships: c
Contact: James Thomas 01284 748739

Salford, St John’s (RC) Cathedral

Scholarships: cs (men & women)
Deadline: none
Contact: Martin Barry 0161 443 4104

Salisbury Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), o
Deadline: 11 Jan 2013 (boys), 25 Jan 2013 (girls), 17 Sep 2012 (o)
Trials: (boys) 19 Jan 2013, (girls) 2 Feb 2013 (girls), (o) 12 Oct 2012
Be a chorister for the day: 17 Nov 2012 (boys & girls). Deadline: 12 Nov 2012
Voice trials: Workshop (boys & girls) 8 Dec 2012. Deadline: 3 Dec 2012
Contact: Dept of Liturgy and Music 01722 555125, litmus@salcath.co.uk
www.salisburycathedral.org.uk; www.salisburycathedralschool.com

Sheffield Cathedral

Scholarships: c, o
Contact: Neil Taylor 0114 263 6069, musicians@sheffield-cathedral.org.uk

Shrewsbury School

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), o
Contact: Kathryn Burningham, 01743 280583, chapelchoir@shrewsbury.org.uk

Shrewsbury, St Chad’s Parish Church

Scholarships: cs (gap year men & women), o
Contact: David Leeke 01743 365478

Southwell Cathedral

Scholarships: o (details available early Oct 2012)
Deadline: Oct 2012
Contact: Paul Hale 01636 817297, rectorchori@diaphone.clara.net

Stowe School

Scholarships: music scholarship (age 13)
Deadline: 23 Nov 2012
Auditions: 28 Jan 2013
Contact: Admissions 01280 818323


Tewkesbury Abbey

Scholarships: c (boys), cs (men), o
Deadline: Jan 2013
Contact: Benjamin Nicholas 01242 258000

Truro Cathedral

Scholarships: cs (men: A, T, B), o
Deadline: as soon as possible
Contact: Director of music 01872 245004, music@trurocathedral.org.uk, and Kirsten Norfolk 01872 245002, kirsten@trurocathedral.org.uk


Wakefield Cathedral

Scholarships: c
Contact: Thomas Moore 01924 373923, thomasmoore70@googlemail.com

Wells Cathedral

Scholarships: cs (men), c (boys & girls), o
Be a chorister for the day: 13 Oct 2012 & 12 Oct 2013
Deadline: Oct 2012
Trials: ongoing
Contact: Music office 01749 674483

Winchester Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), o (from September 2013, auditions during Lent term each year)
Open afternoon for potential choristers: (boys) 13 Oct 2012; (girls) 9 Feb 2013
Deadline: none
Trials: (boys 7–13) 17 Nov 2012; (girls 12–17) 16 Mar 2013
Contact: Sue Armstrong 01962 857219, sue.armstrong@winchester-cathedral.org.uk

Winchester College

Scholarships: c, o
Contact: Malcolm Archer 01962 860299

Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel

Scholarships: c (boys, age 7-9), o (student post for 2013–14)
Deadline: 28 Sep 2012
Trials: (o) 9 Oct 2012
Be a chorister for the day/Open day: 26 Jan 2013
Contact: (o) Chapter Office 01753 848888, chapteroffice@stgeorges-windsor.org; (c) Aileen De Vally-King 01753 836530, registrar@stgwindsor.co.uk

Worcester Cathedral

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), cs (T, B)
Gap: cs (pre/post university and students at University of Worcester)
Singing workshops: 8 Sep 2012, Jan 2013
Deadline: Jan 2013
Contact: (c girls) Christopher Allsop 01905 732917, christopherallsop@worcestercathedral.org.uk; (c (boys) and cs) Director of music, Dr Peter Nardone 01905 732916 peternardone@worcestercathedral.org.uk

Wycliffe College

Scholarships: c (boys & girls), cs (boys & girls)
Deadline: please enquire
Contact: Ed Jenkins 01453 820442


York Minster

Scholarships: c (boys & girls, at Minster School), cs (ATB, normally with York Univ.)
Gap: in special circumstances
Deadline: enquire any time
Trials: as advertised
Contact: Hilary Reynolds, hilaryr@yorkminster.org

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