The Chapel Choir is an exciting, friendly and enthusiastic group comprising Choral Scholars and volunteers. As well as two services a week throughout term, it also gives concerts, makes occasional visits to cathedrals and exchanges with other choirs, radio broadcasts and summer tours. Recent tour destinations have included Prague, Verona, Granada, Innsbruck, Milan, Paris and Hong Kong, where we sang a full-length concert on national television with international artists Yundi Li and Niu Niu. Our most recent CD recording includes Britten's Ceremony of Carols. The choir is conducted by the Director of Chapel Music who works together with the two Organ Scholars, Dr Jeremy Thurlow and the Chaplain.
Director of Chapel Music - Simon Brown
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Brown as Director of Chapel Music from October 2015. Mr Brown will conduct the choir and oversee its development as well as acting as mentor to the organ scholars.
Members of the choir receive generously subsidised singing lessons and a free formal 3-course dinner after Evensong every Tuesday. The time commitment for singing in the choir is as follows: Tuesdays - rehearsal and Evensong; Thursdays - rehearsal; Sundays - rehearsal and Service, as well as some extra concerts and rehearsals each term. The choir typically comprises 24-30 voices. Auditions for volunteer places are held at the very beginning of the Michaelmas term. Several one-year choral bursaries are also offered to volunteers making an especially valuable contribution to the choir.